Please help me getting asmBB to install. I'm not very technically proficient, but I hope you will be willing to help me anyway.
I got a small shared hosting plan with FastCGI to try asmBB. I did a quick phpinfo check to confirm FastCGI is good to go. This is what I did:
1. Uploaded asmbb.tar.gz and unpack.tar.gz to the document root (public_html) directory.
2. Extracted unpack.tar.gz using cPanel, and then moved the files in the newly created "unpack" directory one directory up into the document root directory.
3. Navigated to mywebsite.com/unpack.sh
All I get is a "Not found." The unpack script seems to have run fine, since there are plenty of new files in the directory. But I can't get to asmBB's setup script to run.
Did I skip something obvious here? I've read through all the installation instructions but I don't see what I could have missed.
If I understood correctly, we are talking about shared hosting with Apache server. Right?
Everything you have done seems to be OK. The installation should work this way. Check the content of the result .htaccess file in your document root directory. It should contains the proper path to
engine executable file.
Do you have a file
board.sqlite in the root directory? If this file exists, the engine was started at least once by the web server.
Actually it must contains only 3 lines:
FcgidWrapper "_FULL_PATH_TO_DOCUMENT_ROOT_HERE_/engine" virtual
Check whether the placeholder
_FULL_PATH_TO_DOCUMENT_ROOT_HERE_ is properly replaced with the right path to the document root. Also, double check the permissions for the files
libsqlite.so - they must be 755.
Check the server error messages when you try to open the main page - in cpanel there is a page that display the latest errors.
It is possible that the FastCGI is actually disabled. You should ask the hosting provider support for that and possibly they can enable it. Ask about the apache module
Notice, that there is another FastCGI Apache module -
mod_fastcgi. If so, you will need to make some changes in
.htaccess last line. But I am not sure what exactly, because have no experience with
The error "404 Not found" you get make me think the server actually search some file like index.html, etc. But this means that the server does not conform with the
.htaccess file or the
.htaccess file is somehow broken.