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  1. Wow! Well, that was a can of worms I opened! 😀 OK, let me come clean and say that I have actually tried - many times! - to load PW on various platforms before. Always Linux based - and let me also say that I have never succeeded. I'm not really interested in a Laragon - Windows approach. I really wanted to get it to run correctly on a Linux based platform. I've tried nginx as well as Apache as the server platform, and neither have set up correctly despite following all the comments and suggestions (except, as I've said before, the 'unzip software' which is, I believe classed as a 'nice to have but not essential'. This time, after yet another frustrating and initially unsuccessful attempt, I thought 'b***r it - I'm going to see what the community can make of this!' Now, despite comments about everything in the one folder, that is NOT how I have things set up. I have an 'index' file in the /var/www/html directory that links to a number of useful applications - node-red; php-lite-admin; webmin etc and these are, of course, in their own sub-folders. And work!! The obvious, and apparently sensible approach, with PW was to put this in a sub-folder, too. No-one ever suggested that wasn't the correct approach! My comments are, then, based on an actively and apparently correctly working web-server and a - supposedly - fool-proof and 'simple to install' CMS and, I'd still argue it wasn't. OK, I accept that my server knowledge isn't that of a professional web designer - but I was 'encouraged' that that wasn't apparently necessary with PW. And, yes, a knowledge of virtual hosting is something I could obviously improve on. But - and I reiterate - that isn't what PW advises me. It tells me 'you are ready to go!' and yet only the front page shows. Now, OK, thanks to the patience of many people here, I ultimately get it working - and I understand the comment 'it wasn't PW - it was your server set-up' because clearly PW was ready to go....but only after making Apache changes. And I'd argue that PW could have better informed me that would be necessary. I really like Jan Romero's remarks, and agree that PW, whilst good, could be made better for less experienced users with an unblinkered look at the install process. And - if that takes place (and it would have to be by persons far more experienced than me!), then.....well, I may have achieved one of my unstated objectives! Thanks again for all the patience, comments and advice - Mike
  2. Well Rick and Chris - some amazingly good news at last!! Rick - Apache worked perfectly. Default page etc. after installation. I've loaded some programs with an associated 'index' file and these all worked perfectly, too. And I did load PW as suggested fixing every problem (bar the lack of zip) as it occurred. This was my frustration - PW indicated that it was 'up and good to go'. Except it clearly wasn't!! Then as suggested I 'fixed' the 000-default.conf file and this led to the error I indicated (and which Chris has kindly commented on). There was another issue with this - I was no longer able to call up the index file that showed my applications. So, I changed the config file setting to read DocumentRoot /var/www/html (removed the pwire directory) and same for <Directory /var/www/html/........ I also commented out the entire rewrite options in.htaccess And as if by magic, it all works!!! Using the 'vanilla' IP address of the server shows me my index file and associated applications. Adding /pwire to the URL takes me to the PW home page - and all the links work! Login to admin; site map; about - whoopee!! 😃 Now, as fantastic as this is it would have been nice if PW on installation, had 'warned' me that I might need to fix an Apache config file and not left me wondering why this "easy to use" CMS wasn't...... But there we are. Thanks a million to all the patient and very helpful contributors. Very much appreciated!
  3. Rick - I'm not at home so not on my local network, but I can advise you I absolutely removed the random data I typed in the .htaccess files (both of them!) before I resaved them. So this is a real worry. Does the error now showing indicate that the .htaccess file isn't being 'read'? And if so, why? I haven't fixed the rewrite base issue yet, but will do so at first opportunity. Thanks again for your help!
  4. Rick - I admit to not having read through the very useful Apache documentation yet. I will - it's late here so tomorrow is another day!! However, I did add the elements in the 000-default.conf in the 'sites-enabled' directory file you suggested. BTW, if it was faulty - well, as I said before, I didn't create it (directly), so where have the errors been introduced from? Here's how it now looks (with a few comments removed etc): <VirtualHost *:80> #ServerName RPi4 ServerAdmin xxxxxxx DocumentRoot /var/www/html/pwire <Directory /var/www/html/pwire/> Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined </VirtualHost> I've restarted Apache and now if I click on any 'link' (admin login; site map etc), I get: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator at xxxxxx to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log. Apache/2.4.38 (Raspbian) Server at 192.168.100.185 Port 80 Not good!! So - where to from here (after I've read and absorbed the Apache docs!) One thing - the home page loaded with just the IP address of the server ie without the /pwire on the end as before. I suppose that's something!! Many thanks again!
  5. Very many thanks BillH. That's exactly the sort of accurate, succinct and relevant information I think I - and maybe others? - need. Pwired asked me what OS my Pi is running. Here's the result of running the command: cat/etc/os-release: PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="10" VERSION="10 (buster)" VERSION_CODENAME=buster ID=raspbian ID_LIKE=debian I believe that tells you all you need to know? And yes, I built this on a USB SATA drive myself - well, from an image I downloaded and then installed via a SD card and then used the SD copy program to create the two partitions on the ssd. (The Pi is in an Argon case with an included 500GB SATA ssd). Hope that helps? Oh, and yes, I know that Bullseye has been released, but for other reasons (that aren't relevant to this issue), I wanted to use Buster. Rick - thanks so much for the very useful information you've added. I'll have a look at the 000-default.conf configuration file in a while, and reply on my findings. However, as I did nothing with apache - except install it - isn't there an issue here that the PW install doesn't indicate that there appears to be a problem? Shouldn't the PW installer be at least warning me things might not be what they seem?
  6. OK, and thanks to everyone for taking the time to assist me. It is really appreciated! A couple of things. BillH - thanks for the explanation of putting random text in the .htaccess file. That makes sense when explained. So I tried random text in the .htaccess file that is in the /var/www/html/pwire/ directory. Restarted Apache; cleared the cache and tried loading. Nope - loaded the page a treat! So then I tried the other .htaccess file that is in /var/www/html/pwire/site/ directory (and recall that pwire is the directory I set up for PW). Same thing. So does this indicate that neither are being 'read'? And if so - why? And which is the 'important' one? Or are they both important? Next, I took note of Jan Romero's comment and commented out the first and third RewriteBase lines. Doesn't make a scrap of difference!! But thanks for the comment, Jan. And now, wbmnfktr who kindly requested I post my host/vhost configuration file. Well, I'd absolutely love to - but I haven't got one!! I'm guessing it would be somewhere in the /etc/apache2/ directory? I've got 6 sub directories - conf-enabled and -available; mods-enabled and -available and sites-enabled and -available - and three files: apache2.conf, envvars and magic. And try as I may, I cannot find a hosts or vhosts configuration files. Should there be - and if the answer is yes, then shouldn't PW have set them up them during installation? There were no 'errors' thrown during installation that they were missing or that the directory couldn't be written or something like that? Is this a failure on the part of the installation process? Ahhh! I've just found something!! In sites-enabled, there is a configuration file 000-default.conf and it contains the following: <VirtualHost *:80> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName # specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless. # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly. #ServerName www.example.com ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/html # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn, # error, crit, alert, emerg. # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular # modules, e.g. #LogLevel info ssl:warn ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf". #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf </VirtualHost> Could this be what we are looking for? Then why the name 000-default.conf? I suppose I could say that the plot thickens!! 😀 Thanks again for all the help!
  7. Thanks Markus and Mats. Markus first. So, I set a rewrite base in the .htaccess file in the /var/www/html/pwire/ directory - see below. Afterwards, I restarted Apache and cleared site data from the browser. Didn't make one iota of difference! Mats - my unzipped file is in my (pi) home directory, so I cannot imagine it would make any difference. I only have the 'pwire' directory in the /var/www/html/ directory. A good thought, though!
  8. OK, here we are again. I deleted the lot and started over. Used the intermediate default site. Did EVERYTHING (well, one exception - no unzip software loaded, but PW said that's OK) as requested and ended up with the screen #1 below. Now, please, explain how an installer can tell me that everything is OK when it's not? I really appreciate the help, but if there's a problem with .htaccess or mod-rewrite....well, why does PW tell me it's all OK? It's clearly NOT. I am shown NO errors, and so my assumption is that things are good to go? And elabx, how do I 'write gibberish on the access'? What access? What do you mean? I'm happy to stick with this, and learn, but my patience isn't inexhaustible! 😀 Thanks for all your help - and I just hope that my issues will assist others in the future......
  9. Thanks Elbax. So, htaccess. I seemed to find a lot of files with this name - in various places. So, I thought - OK, maybe the .htaccess file in the 'root' directory (here /var/www/html/pwire) should be replicated elsewhere? In the 'site' directory? Can't hurt.....can it? Well, yes, 'cos now I get the following error messages if I try and 'hit' the site: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 262144 bytes) in /var/www/html/pwire/wire/core/Wire.php on line 485 Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 262144 bytes) in /var/www/html/pwire/wire/core/WireShutdown.php on line 538 And I thought installing this was going to be easy......? Do you know what - I'm going to delete the entire directory and start again. Let's see what happens. I have a sneaky feeling I'll be back.....again!
  10. Thanks Chris. I did 'sudo a2enmod rewrite' from a CLI and got 'Module rewrite already enabled'. In fact, I think the PW installation process checks this, and makes you do it. I also checked directories (755) and files (644) as suggested. I restarted apache - no change, I'm afraid! Jeez - why is this SO difficult??
  11. I am writing as a very frustrated first-time user. I'd love to try PW as it seems to be a fabulous CMS but...... every-time I attempt to set-up a 'try-me' site, I hit the same problem. I do *everything* according to the letter. No shortcuts. I'm using a 4GB RaspberryPi running Apache2 as the web server (OK, I know - not the best for a production server, but I'd really like to try this out and I believe it's plenty OK for that). I create a directory (pwire) in the /var/www/html directory and expand the PW zip file there. I open a browser tab via <pi_IP>/pwire and start the installation process, using a default beginner (or intermediate) site. As a series of error messages appear, I fix them. Everything appears to go swimmingly. I connect to a MySQL database. I delete the files and directories I'm advised to. I do absolutely *everything* I'm advised to!! Finally, I get to the last part of the install with two buttons at the bottom of the page. 'Login to admin' and 'view site'. Well, now the fun begins. If I 'view site', I see the home page (Minimal Site Profile). Great! Except NOTHING ELSE works! Nothing! No admin login ("The requested URL was not found on this server.") About - "The requested URL was not found on this server." Site map - "The requested URL was not found on this server.". And this is driving me mad!! Please - there MUST be an easy answer to this. What on earth am I doing wrong? This occurs every time I attempt to install PW so I must be doing *something* wrong!! ANY advice will be profoundly received!!!
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