Blank pages with fresh install


#1

Hi, just downloaded the starter pack, put it in a subfolder on my server, but I only get a black page when accessing the subfolder. When I try to access subfolder/panel, I’m being redirected to my actual site (domain.tld/index.html)

I suspect it’s a .htaccess thing, but I’m really not familiar with those.

Any takers?


#2

most likely htaccess… if you check your server error logs you might find a clue (generally error 500)

try commenting

# RewriteBase /

to 

RewriteBase /

or

RewriteBase /subfolder/

depending on where your installation is located at.
but also there can be other errors, e.g. symlinks or whatever.


#3

Thanks Carsten,

unfortunately no luck. You’re right about the error code: “GET /k/ HTTP/1.1” 500 180 “-”

Is there anything else I could try?


#4

bump


#5

Does the .htaccess have any effect at all? Please add some random characters at the top. You should then get an error when trying to open the homepage.


#6

Yes, I’ve added some gibberish and now I’m getting an Internal Server Error message.


#7

Ok, that’s a good sign, as it means that the .htaccess is at least read by the server-


#8

Yay! (I guess.)
Any idea what else might cause the problem then?


#9

You dont say what kind of hosting you have? Whos your host? What PHP does it have?


#10

Is there an .htaccess file in the root directory that might interfere?


#11

Ha! Turns out the hoster’s been running PHP 5, I’ve updated that to 7, now everything works fine. :roll_eyes:
Thank you all for your help!