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  • Lynne
    What do you have set in AdminCP > Settings > Options > cookie settings > cookie domain? It should be set to since you allow users to go to the forum via both and just

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  • Madsen1981
    Alright. I'll check with my host provider and get back if that don't solve it.

    Thanks for quick reply.

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    And I'm back. Accoding to my provider mod_rewrite is active. Their support told me I might solve this by adding "Rewritebase /" to the .htaccess file, so I added Rewritebase /vb5test/ and now it works. This how ever results in another problem. I cann not login with my admin credentials. Nothing happens when trying to login. The page refreshes but I'm still logged out.

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    I can however log in to the admincp with my admin credentials. And after doing that when going back to the main page I am now showing up as logged in.... ???

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  • Lynne
    You definitely need to have mod_rewrite enabled in order to run vB5 Connect. It is a system requirement.

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  • Madsen1981
    I updated the post, don't know if you saw that.
    Anyhow, did a phpinfo test and it show that I don't have mod_rewrite... Still something I should look into since the error is different now?

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  • Lynne
    It sounds like you didn't upload the required .htaccess file or your server doesn't have mod_rewrite enabled.

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  • Madsen1981
    started a topic 404 error after install

    404 error after install

    Installation completes without any errors. The problem is after.
    i can see the home page and thats about it. I cant access the blog or the groups or the forums and I can't access admincp or the login. I get a 404 error. The htaccess file is uploaded.

    Im running the vb5 from it's own folder and it¨s own database inside the same domain. Cookies is set to that folder in the installation. I have more or less tryed any tips given here in the forums.

    vb4.2 is running on and my vb5 test site is running from

    --- Update ---
    Stupid me had the .htaccess file in wron directory. Moving it to the right place generates a 500 error instead. File permissions are set to 755.

    ***Error message ***

    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
    Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    *** This is the /core/includes config file (login information blanked out)***

        //    ****** DATABASE TYPE ******
        //    This is the type of the database server on which your vBulletin database
        //    will be located. Valid options are mysql and mysqli, for slave support add
        //     _slave to the end of the database class.  
        //    Try to use mysqli if you are using PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1+
    $config['Database']['dbtype'] = 'mysql';
        //    ****** DATABASE NAME ******
        //    This is the name of the database where your vBulletin will be located.
        //    This must be created by your webhost.
    $config['Database']['dbname'] = '110410-bakfylla2';
        //    ****** TABLE PREFIX ******
        //    Prefix that your vBulletin tables have in the database.
    $config['Database']['tableprefix'] = 'vb5_';
        //    ****** TECHNICAL EMAIL ADDRESS ******
        //    If any database errors occur, they will be emailed to the address specified here.
        //    Leave this blank to not send any emails when there is a database error.
    $config['Database']['technicalemail'] = 'BLANK';
        //    ****** MASTER DATABASE SERVER NAME AND PORT ******
        //    This is the hostname or IP address and port of the database server.
        //    If you are unsure of what to put here, leave the default values.
        //    Note: If you are using IIS 7+ and MySQL is on the same machine, you
        //    need to use instead of localhost
    $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'BLANK';
    $config['MasterServer']['port'] = 3306;
        //    ****** MASTER DATABASE USERNAME & PASSWORD ******
        //    This is the username and password you use to access MySQL.
        //    These must be obtained through your webhost.
    $config['MasterServer']['username'] = 'BLANK';
    $config['MasterServer']['password'] = 'BLANK';
        //    This option allows you to turn persistent connections to MySQL on or off.
        //    The difference in performance is negligible for all but the largest boards.
        //    If you are unsure what this should be, leave it off. (0 = off; 1 = on)
    $config['MasterServer']['usepconnect'] = 0;
        //    ****** SLAVE DATABASE CONFIGURATION ******
        //    If you have multiple database backends, this is the information for your slave
        //    server. If you are not 100% sure you need to fill in this information,
        //    do not change any of the values here.
    $config['SlaveServer']['servername'] = '';
    $config['SlaveServer']['port'] = 3306;
    $config['SlaveServer']['username'] = '';
    $config['SlaveServer']['password'] = '';
    $config['SlaveServer']['usepconnect'] = 0;
        //    ****** PATH TO ADMIN & MODERATOR CONTROL PANELS ******
        //    This setting allows you to change the name of the folders that the admin and
        //    moderator control panels reside in. You may wish to do this for security purposes.
        //    Please note that if you change the name of the directory here, you will still need
        //    to manually change the name of the directory on the server.
    $config['Misc']['admincpdir'] = 'admincp';
    $config['Misc']['modcpdir'] = 'modcp';
        //    Prefix that all vBulletin cookies will have
        //    Keep this short and only use numbers and letters, i.e. 1-9 and a-Z
    $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb';
        //    ******** FULL PATH TO FORUMS DIRECTORY ******
        //    On a few systems it may be necessary to input the full path to your forums directory
        //    for vBulletin to function normally. You can ignore this setting unless vBulletin
        //    tells you to fill this in. Do not include a trailing slash!
        //    Example Unix:
        //      $config['Misc']['forumpath'] = '/home/users/public_html/forums';
        //    Example Win32:
        //      $config['Misc']['forumpath'] = 'c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\vb3';
    $config['Misc']['forumpath'] = '/home/users/public_html/vb5test';
        //    The users specified here will be allowed to view the admin log in the control panel.
        //    Users must be specified by *ID number* here. To obtain a user's ID number,
        //    view their profile via the control panel. If this is a new installation, leave
        //    the first user created will have a user ID of 1. Seperate each userid with a comma.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['canviewadminlog'] = '1';
        //    The users specified here will be allowed to remove ("prune") entries from the admin
        //    log. See the above entry for more information on the format.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['canpruneadminlog'] = '1';
        //    ****** USERS WITH QUERY RUNNING PERMISSIONS ******
        //    The users specified here will be allowed to run queries from the control panel.
        //    See the above entries for more information on the format.
        //    Please note that the ability to run queries is quite powerful. You may wish
        //    to remove all user IDs from this list for security reasons.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['canrunqueries'] = '';
        //    ****** UNDELETABLE / UNALTERABLE USERS ******
        //    The users specified here will not be deletable or alterable from the control panel by any users.
        //    To specify more than one user, separate userids with commas.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['undeletableusers'] = '';
        //    ****** SUPER ADMINISTRATORS ******
        //    The users specified below will have permission to access the administrator permissions
        //    page, which controls the permissions of other administrators
    $config['SpecialUsers']['superadministrators'] = '1';
        // ****** CACHE CONFIGURATION *****
        // Here you can configure different methods for caching items.
        // The following are the cacheing classes that can be used.
        // vB_Cache_Db - This setting stores the data in the database
        // vB_Cache_Memcached - This stores the data in memcache
        // vB_Cache_Memory - This setting uses php's memory while a page is being generated.
        // Each cache area can use its own cache type.
    $config['Cache']['class'][0] = 'vB_Cache_Db'; //regular cache
    $config['Cache']['class'][1] = 'vB_Cache_Memory'; //fastest cache
    $config['Cache']['class'][2] = 'vB_Cache_Db'; //largest cache and longest life.
    //Cache options are
    //vB_Cache_Memory -     fastest but doesn't survive a page load.
    //vB_Cache_Db-             significant speed improvement and available to everyone.
    //vB_Cache_Filesystem- good performance, reduces traffic and load on db server. Not available to everyone- your web server must be able to write to the file system.
    //vB_Cache_Memcached    excellent performance but usually only available to dedicated or virtual hosted sites.
    //    ******** FILESYSTEM CACHE CONFIGURATION ******
    //If you use filesystem cache you MUST uncomment the line below.
    //set the path to somewher writeable by the web server process. This location must already exist. Please put
    // this somewhere outside the document root. Otherwise you have just created a serious security issue.
    //Don't include the final '/'
    //$config['Cache']['fileCachePath'] = '/valid/writeable/for/my/webserver';
        // Here you can configure different methods for caching datastore items.
        // You may need to clear this cache after installing/upgrading. You can do this either
        // in the control panel (Maintenance) or by restarting the web server.
        // vB_Datastore_Filecache  - to use includes/datastore/datastore_cache.php
        // vB_Datastore_APC - to use APC
        // vB_Datastore_XCache - to use XCache
        // vB_Datastore_Memcached - to use a Memcache server, more configuration below
        // $config['Datastore']['class'] = 'vB_Datastore_Filecache';
        //if you use Filecache you can accept the default location, or better
        // to uncomment the next line and set a location
        // $config['Misc']['datastorepath'] = '/valid/writeable/for/my/webserver';
        // or if you have set $config['Cache']['fileCachePath' above you can do nothing and
        // it will use that location.
        // ******** DATASTORE PREFIX ******
        // If you are using a PHP Caching system (APC, XCache, eAccelerator) with more
        // than one set of forums installed on your host, you *may* need to use a prefix
        // so that they do not try to use the same variable within the cache.
        // This works in a similar manner to the database table prefix.
    // $config['Datastore']['prefix'] = '';
        // It is also necessary to specify the hostname or IP address and the port the server is listening on
    $config['Datastore']['class'] = 'vB_Datastore_Memcached';
    $i = 0;
    // First Server
    $config['Misc']['memcacheserver'][$i]        = '';
    $config['Misc']['memcacheport'][$i]            = 11211;
    $config['Misc']['memcachepersistent'][$i]    = true;
    $config['Misc']['memcacheweight'][$i]        = 1;
    $config['Misc']['memcachetimeout'][$i]        = 1;
    $config['Misc']['memcacheretry_interval'][$i] = 15;
    // ****** The following options are only needed in special cases ******
        //    ****** MySQLI OPTIONS *****
        // When using MySQL 4.1+, MySQLi should be used to connect to the database.
        // If you need to set the default connection charset because your database
        // is using a charset other than latin1, you can set the charset here.
        // If you don't set the charset to be the same as your database, you
        // may receive collation errors.  Ignore this setting unless you
        // are sure you need to use it.
    // $config['Mysqli']['charset'] = 'utf8';
        //    Optionally, PHP can be instructed to set connection parameters by 
        //  reading from the file named in 'ini_file'. Please use a full path to 
        //    the file.
        //    Example:
        //    $config['Mysqli']['ini_file'] = 'c:\program files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\my.ini';
    $config['Mysqli']['ini_file'] = '';
        // ******** IMAGE PROCESSING OPTIONS ********
        // Images that exceed either dimension below will not be resized by vBulletin. 
        // If you need to resize larger images, alter these settings.
    $config['Misc']['maxwidth'] = 2592;
    $config['Misc']['maxheight'] = 1944;
        //  ******** SPECIAL SETTINGS ********
        //    The following are settings/permissions that are not normally used but 
        //    are here for reference. Please be careful using them. Do not enable or 
        //    uncomment without understanding what they do first. 
        //    This allows you to disable modifications and extensions to the software. 
        //    If your site is not functioning well after installing or using a third 
        //    party modification, please enable this.
    // define("DISABLE_HOOKS", true);
        //    This allows you to shut down all mail that is being sent by vBulletin. 
        //    This is useful for test environments
    // define("DISABLE_MAIL", true);
        //  This allows you to enter debug mode, which is for support or development
        //    to help understand how pages are built. This should NEVER be enabled in
        //    a live environment.
    // $config['Misc']['debug'] = true;
            //    This enables debug logging.  The debuglogger is controlled from the 
            //  file core/includes/xml/logger.xml.  This is safe to run on a live 
            //  environment, assuming the log location is secure, however it may
            //  impact peformance to have the logging on.
    // $config['Misc']['debuglogging'] = true;

    *** This is the /root config file ***

        //    ****** Base URLs ******
        // The following settings all deal with the url of your forum.
        // If set incorrectly your site/software will not function correctly.
        // These urls should NOT include a trailing slash
        // This is the url and web path of your root vBulletin directory
    $config['baseurl'] = '';
    // This will only be used if you wish to require https logins
    // You will not need to change this setting most of the time.
    $config['baseurl_login'] = $config['baseurl'];
        // If you do wish to use https for login, uncomment this line
        // Then fill in your https url.
    //$config['baseurl_login'] = '';
        //    ****** System Paths ******
        // This setting allows you to change the name of the admin folder
    $config['admincpdir'] = 'admincp';
        //    ****** Cookie Settings ******
        // These are cookie related settings.
        // This Setting allows you to change the cookie prefix
    $config['cookie_prefix'] = 'bb';
    //    ****** Special Settings ******
    // These settings are only used in some circumstances
    // Please do not edit if you are not sure what they do.
    // You can ignore this setting for right now.
    $config['cookie_enabled'] = true;
    $config['report_all_php_errors'] = false;
    $config['no_template_notices'] = true;
    // This setting should never be used on a live site
    $config['no_js_bundles'] = false;
    // This setting enables debug mode, it should NEVER be used on a live site
    $config['debug'] = false;
    // Assumes default location of core. 
    // These are the system paths and folders for your vBulletin files
    // This setting is for where your vbulletin core folder is
    $config['core_path'] = realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . '/core';
        // This is the url and web based path to your core directory
    $config['baseurl_core'] = $config['baseurl']  .  '/core';
    Any help appreciated.

    Last edited by Madsen1981; Sat 12 Jan '13, 7:22pm.

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