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Problem installing a script I purchased - is it cool to ask for help here?

Discussion in 'PHP & Perl' started by bezzer04, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Hope it's okay to ask, and if so, hope someone can help please.

    I just bought a script that uses PHP and MySQL.

    I have installed many of these in my time, but this one was a little more 'manual' than some, i.e. no install.php function included...

    I was supplied with some very basic instructions which I have followed, but my site is absolutely 'dead', just a 500 error.

    The instructions are;

    1. Open conn.php and fill in your database and site details
    2. chmod to 777 to the following folders: banners, bus_images, cars_images, deleted_bus_images, header_images and temp
    3. Run SQL.sql through phpmyadmin
    4. Enjoy!

    I think they have missed something out, and I wonder if anyone may be able to suggest what the missing element is please?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance,

    Bezz.
     
  2. spillsplash

    spillsplash Junior Member

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    might help if we knew what script it was
     
  3. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    No probs Teddy, thanks for replying.

    It's this one;

    http://www.icar24.info/index.php

    (that isn't my domain, that's the 'official' demo site)

    Very little info can be found through Google :(

    To be honest, it looks really basic and not ideal, but I needed a script for listing vehicles for sale that also had a 'wanted' facility, and this is the only one I can find.

    If anyone can suggest an alternative, that would be amazing.
     
  4. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Quick update guys - I deleted the .htaccess file and it now seems to work..?

    Does that mean the file needs to be modified?
     
  5. yeahright

    yeahright Registered Member

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    Was the .htaccess part of the script? Or was it on your server already? If it's part of the script paste the contents here and we can tell you if you need it/what to change in it.
     
  6. djmeir13

    djmeir13 Newbie

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    do you have phpmyadmin installed on your server?
     
  7. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    the .htaccess was probably used to make search engine friendly urls...

    just a guess...

    it will probably still work with the .htaccess it just sounds like it may need tweaking to suit your server configuration...

    hth
     
  8. robin.milford

    robin.milford Newbie

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    If you post the contents of the .htaccess file, we might be able to get to the cause of the problem. As http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/8238-ukescuba.html pointed out, I also think it's for the friendly URLs. If your server doesn't have mod_rewrite module enabled for apache, you usually get that Internal Error message.
     
  9. showboytridin

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    777 permissions on shared servers can lead to internal errors. Use 775 instead. Really, no one needs 777 permission.
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