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Community Documentation: Last updated July 19, 2013. Created by LeeHunter on April 25, 2008.

Edited by tvn, silverwing, Heine, nevets. Log in to edit this page. This guide covers preparing for installation, running the installation script, a nd the steps that should be done after the installation script has completed. It also explains how to do a "multi site" installation, where a number of differen t Drupal sites run off the same code base. This documentation focuses on performing tasks at the command line. For informat ion on using graphical tools, see the documentation that accompanies the applica tion or is provided by your hosting service. Some web hosting companies also off er "one-click" installations of Drupal, or specific Drupal support. Before proceeding with your first Drupal installation, you should review the min imum requirements and best practices. Most web hosts meet these requirements. Ho wever, a few stand out by also actively supporting the Drupal community. If you need hosting, consider selecting one of these web hosts. For help with Drupal terms, see the glossary page. There is also information about Drupal distributions, which include installation profiles and pre-packaged distributions of Drupal and modules. These may be of help as well. If you encounter difficulties, you can refer to the Troubleshooting Guide. System requirements Step 1: Download and extract Drupal Step 2: Create the database Step 3: Create the settings.php file Step 4: Run the installation script Step 5: Set up cron Step 6: Configure clean URLs After Installation Additional topics

Community Docs Home Installation Guide Administration Guide Step 2: Create the database Last updated November 4, 2013. Created by sepeck on April 25, 2008. Edited by rooby, mbaynton, craig.norris, frasierjr. Log in to edit this page. Note: Since 8.x, Drupal can create the database itself if its database user has enough privileges. See the relevant change notice. Before running the installation script, you must create an empty database and da tabase user (a user name assigned the rights to use the Drupal database). This page provides direction for creating your Drupal database using one of the following methods: Web browser-based control panel (such as "CPanel" or "Plesk")

phpMyAdmin Creating the database directly (advanced users) Create a database and user via a browser-based control panel Most web hosting accounts provide a Web-based control panel to help you administ er your site. These tools include easy-to-use features for creating a new databa se, and for creating a "user" with rights to the database. To create a database using a browser-based control panel consult the documentation or ask your web ho st service provider. When you create the user for your database, you may see a page where you can spe cify the privileges that user will have for various operations on the database. In most web control panels' "database wizard", if you simply check "All" privile ges for the user you create (and then uncheck "Grant" if it is listed as a privi lege) your user will be set up correctly. Take note of the username, password, database name and hostname (for example, ar e you installing in http://example.com, or in http://drupal.example.com, or http ://example.com/blog etc.) as you create the database. You will enter these items into fields in your browser when running the install script (see next page). Note that in many cases when creating databases and users via a web-based interf ace, the username you use to log into your control panel is added as a prefix to the database name and possibly to the database username as well. For example, i f you log into your site's control panel as "webadmin" and create a database nam ed "drupal7db" and a user for that database named "d7user", when running the Ins tall script (see next page) the database and user may need to be typed in as "we badmin_drupal7db" and "webadmin_d7user". (This is because many hosting accounts are on shared servers, and on one server each database and user name must be uni que across all accounts on the server.) If you used the procedure in this section to create your database and user using a web-based interface, continue to the Step 3: Create the settings.php file pag e of the Installation Guide. Create a database and user using phpMyAdmin The most secure method to use when creating a database with phpMyAdmin is to cre ate a user that has all privileges to the new database, but no other databases. This is more secure than using a general username and password for all of your s ites on the same server, as it limits access to your databases if someone gets h old of your database logins. Note: This procedure assumes that you have root access to phpMyAdmin, and that y ou're using phpMyAdmin 3.5.x. Sign in to phpMyAdmin as the root user. Click Users, and then click Add user. Note: You can use the root user credential as well.. In the User name field, enter the username that you want to use. In the Host field, select Local, which is a more secure setting, unless you' ll be accessing the database with this user from another server. Enter or generate a password for the user. In the Database for User section, select Create database with same name and grant all privileges. Click Add user to create the user.

phpMyAdmin creates the new database with the same name as the user account. If y ou want to have a different name for the database and the user: Click Databases, and then click the link for the database that you want to r ename. Click Operations. In the Rename database to section, enter the new database name. Click Go in the Rename database to section. If you need more details about using phpMyAdmin, check out the official wiki. Take note of the username, password, database name and hostname (for example, ar e you installing in http://example.com, or in http://drupal.example.com, or http ://example.com/blog) as you create the database. You will enter these items into fields in your browser when running the install script. In many cases, when creating databases and users using a web interface, the user name that you use to sign in to your control panel is added as a prefix to the d atabase name, and possibly to the database username as well. For example, if you sign into your site's control panel as "webadmin" and create a database named " drupal7db" and a user for that database named "d7user", when running the Install script the database and user may need to be typed in as "webadmin_drupal7db" an d "webadmin_d7user". (This is because many hosting accounts are on shared server s, and on one server each database and username must be unique across all accoun ts on the server.) If you used the procedure in this section to create your database and user using phpMyAdmin, continue to the Step 3: Create the settings.php file page of the In stallation Guide. Create a database from the command line If you do not use a Web control panel or are experienced with and prefer to use MySQL or PostgreSQL commands, you can use the information in the following secti ons. Additional information about privileges, and instructions to create a database u sing the command line are available in the INSTALL.mysql.txt file for MySQL and in the INSTALL.pgsql.txt file for PostgreSQL. Create a database using MySQL commands The database should be created with UTF-8 (Unicode) encoding, for example utf8_g eneral_ci. For information on installing and configuring MySQL see http://dev.mysql.com/tec h-resources/articles/mysql_intro.html In the following examples, 'username' is an example MySQL user who will have the CREATE and GRANT privileges and 'databasename' is the name of the new database Use the appropriate names for your system. Create a new database for your site. mysqladmin -u username -p create databasename MySQL prompts for the 'username' database password, and creates the initial database files. Log in and set the access database rights:

mysql -u username -p MySQL prompts for the 'username' database password. At the MySQL prompt, set the permissions using the following command: GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, INDEX, ALTER, LOCK TABLE S, CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES ON `databasename`.* TO 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIF IED BY 'password'; In this case: `databasename` is the name of your database 'username'@'localhost' is the username and domain name of your MySQL use r account 'password' is the password required for that username Be sure to use backticks ( ` ) around the database name if you used a MySQL escape character (_ or %) in your database name. For example, because the underscore character is a wildcard, drupal_test_acc ount.* should be `drupal\_test\_account`.* for security. Otherwise the underscor es would match any character and could accidentally give access to other similar ly named databases. Note: Unless your database user has all of the privileges listed above, you will not be able to run Drupal. For further information on the GRANT statement see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/ refman/5.0/en/grant.html If successful, MySQL will reply with: Query OK, 0 rows affected To activate the new permissions, enter the following command: FLUSH PRIVILEGES; Now exit the MYSQL prompt by typing: exit The server will answer by saying Bye Create a database using PostgreSQL The database must be created with UTF-8 (Unicode) encoding. Create a database user This step is only necessary if you don't already have a user setup (e.g. by your host) or you want to create new user for use with Drupal only. The followin g command creates a new user named 'username' (you should substitute this with t he desired username), and prompts for a password for that user: createuser --pwprompt --encrypted --no-adduser --no-createdb username If everything works correctly, you'll see a CREATE USER notice. Create the database This step is only necessary if you don't already have a database setup (e.g. by your host) or you want to create new database for use with Drupal only. The following command creates a new database named "databasename" (you should substi tute this with the desired database name), which is owned by previously created "username":

createdb --encoding=UNICODE --owner=username databasename If everything works correctly, you'll see a CREATE DATABASE notice. Windows download notes up Step 3: Create the settings.php file Looking for support? Visit the Drupal.org forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC . Log in or register to post comments Comments Flushing privileges unnecessary for MySQL Posted by geertjanvdk on August 16, 2010 at 5:38am For MySQL, you do not have to do the FLUSH PRIVILEGES when you use the GRANT com mand. The statement "To activate the new permissions" is false since they were a lready activated. Cheers, Geert Log in or register to post comments PostgreSQL 9 and bytea Posted by amongtheclouds on January 17, 2011 at 3:17pm I'm using drupal 6 with a PostgreSQL database. I just installed postgres 9 on my MacBook Pro and my drupal site began giving me all sorts of these messages... # warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an a rray in /Users/ian/GoMOOS/XAMPP/odpdx.gmri.org/htdocs/includes/common.inc on lin e 3416. # warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /Users/ian/GoMOOS/XAMPP/od pdx.gmri.org/htdocs/includes/common.inc on line 3419. I fixed this by adding "set bytea_output = escape; " to includes/database.pgsql. inc. The code is below. /** * Helper function for db_query(). */ function _db_query($query, $debug = 0) { global $active_db, $last_result, $queries; if (variable_get('dev_query', 0)) { list($usec, $sec) = explode(' ', microtime()); $timer = (float)$usec + (float)$sec; } // bytea fix, preface query with set.... $query = "set bytea_output = escape; " . $query ; $last_result = pg_query($active_db, $query); Log in or register to post comments Connection to Oracle Posted by eremind on February 4, 2011 at 6:11pm

Could you provide some info with installation of Drupal 7 on Oracle. Thank you, DE Log in or register to post comments _ Posted by shamio on April 4, 2012 at 10:20am These links can help you more about Drupal and Oracle. I hope you can use them f or installing Drupal on Oracle. http://groups.drupal.org/node/24398 http://inode.me/tutorials/how-to-drupal-7-oracle-xe-install Doubt is the father of invention..... Hubmesh | download converter Log in or register to post comments No can do Posted by 10basetom on March 13, 2011 at 10:52pm I followed your instructions to the T using phpMyAdmin and still can't get pass this step. I keep getting this error: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1286 Unknown storage engine ' InnoDB' I have MySQL 5.5.9-community installed. I've installed Drupal 6.20 before with n o issues. Please advise. Log in or register to post comments See if this article Posted by authentictech on May 16, 2011 at 7:35pm See if this article helps: http://www.youdidwhatwithtsql.com/unknown-table-engine-innodb/760 -http://www.hostplenty.com http://www.hostplenty.co.uk Log in or register to post comments Collation Posted by Kami Petersen on June 27, 2011 at 6:18pm You might want to mention something about choosing collation if you're building a localized site. Some languages have characters that migth turn out in the wron g alphabetical order in sorted queries if you go by the general collation, for i nstance scandinavian languages ( and similar should be in the end of listings but are shown in proximitiy to aAoO). Log in or register to post comments Instructions for Installing on godaddy.com Posted by nilashis on July 9, 2011 at 11:29pm If you are installing drupal on Godaddy.com, then be sure to change the "Host Na

me" under "Advanced Options" to the complete host name given in the Godaddy host ing center account under databases for your database. Hostname will look something link: nameofthedatabase.db.7235321.hostedresource.c om Neil Log in or register to post comments Installing on another mysql server Posted by vmevada102 on September 15, 2011 at 7:12am i would like to install the drupal 6 in my on desktop pc and database on the oth er mysql database contating server in one pc all is worked well, but when installing on the another server having ip 192.168.200.70 with ubuntu a s OS and apache/XAMPP in windows to upload files on webserver having ip 192.168.200.6 0 I got the error like, Failed to select your database on your MySQL database server, which means the co nnection username and password are valid, but there is a problem accessing your data. MySQL reports the following message: Host '192.168.200.70' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server. * Are you sure you have the correct database name? * Are you sure the database exists? * Are you sure the username has permission to access the database? Please help me to solve it Log in or register to post comments You may need to explicitly Posted by mustang on January 4, 2012 at 1:46am You may need to explicitly allow connection from your PC's IP address to your My SQL server. Log in or register to post comments Installing Drupal on OS X Lion Posted by lrvk on September 25, 2011 at 3:07am For those who are struggling with postgres: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3199015?start=15&tstart=0 Creating database is not sufficient, it is also necessary to enable TCP connecti ons. Link above gives details. Log in or register to post comments For C-Panel Users Posted by milne on September 25, 2011 at 6:32pm

I found this to be pretty straight forward and easy. In the Databases section of c-panel use the "MySQL Databases" or you can use "MySQL Database Wizard", which walks you through the whole process step by step. If you use "MySQL Databases" create a database, then a user. Make sure you link the two in the "add user to database" section. If you use shared hosting the name of the database and user are "youradminuserna me"_"nameyouspecified", which is displayed easily for you to see. Zach Log in or register to post comments Command line instructions for postgres incorrect. Posted by sgbotsford on February 5, 2012 at 3:29pm This is likely going to be like nailing jello to the wall. Many OS's will have p ostgresql or mysql as packages, but there is some variation in where stuff is pu t, and what the unprivileged user is called. So for example, this is what I had to do on FreeBSD 8. 1. The default database is in /usr/local/postgresql, not /var. I don't like data to reside in /usr. The unprivileged user is pgsql. mkdir /opt mkdir /opt/postgres chown pgsql /opt/postgres This gave me a place to put the database 2. On freebsd the commands to initialize and create must be run as the owner of the database system -- pgsql. su pgsql -c "initdb -D /opt/postgres" 3. The database engine has to be started before you can create a databse su pgsql -c "pg_ctl -D /opt/postgres -l /var/log/pg.log start" 4. NOW you can create the admin user and the database, but to create with unicod e you have to use Template0 su pgsql -c "create user --pwprompt --encrypted --no-adduser --no-createdb drupa l_admin" su pgsql -c "createdb --encoding=UNICODE -T template0 --owner drupal_admin Drubl eBase" This is going to vary with each OS. Log in or register to post comments What about SQL lite.? Posted by jamiemarchant on November 29, 2012 at 10:12pm What about SQL lite.? Log in or register to post comments Create MySQL Database with UTF-8 encoding Posted by sd2k9 on December 17, 2012 at 8:03am The documentation says that the "The database should be created with UTF-8 (Unic

ode) encoding, for example utf8_general_ci." but doesn't give details. To achieve this by the mysql command line interface use the following commands: mysql -u root -p # Login CREATE DATABASE databasename CHARACTER SET utf8; # Create with utf-8 When using mysqldump/mysql for backup/restore also force both server and client to utf8 by inserting into "/etc/mysql/my.cnf" default-character-set = utf8 # Server skip-character-set-client-handshake # Force client Otherwise you could experience charset trouble when you once migrate the data to a different location. (Make sure not to break other databases on your system in case they rely on anot he charset for mysql) Check: Login to your database and isse following commands, you should see everyw here utf8: SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'char%'; SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'collation%'; Most of the information taken from the following blog post - Thanks to them! http://www.bluebox.net/about/blog/2009/07/mysql_encoding/ Log in or register to post comments Different privileges to INSTALL.mysql.txt Posted by rooby on May 14, 2013 at 7:36am In drupal 7 in INSTALL.mysql.txt it only says: GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, INDEX, ALTER ON databasename.* TO 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; Which is different to what is mentioned on this page. Extra ones mentioned on this page are: LOCK TABLES, CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES What's the deal? The doco should be the same in both places. This was added in revision 976154 Log in or register to post comments See related issue... Posted by rooby on October 31, 2013 at 4:26am See this related issue: #1969108: INSTALL.mysql.txt does not mention LOCK TABLES , CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES Log in or register to post comments Easy to use tool for database creation Posted by SergeiK on August 2, 2013 at 12:27pm I'm using dbForge Studio for MySL management - freat tool. All necessary functio

ns + confortable design! Log in or register to post comments MySQL database names with underscores Posted by mbaynton on October 31, 2013 at 2:06am The documentation seems incorrect or out of date re: correct escaping of undersc ores as wildcards. While the documentation reads Be sure to use a single quote ( ' ) around the database name if you used a M ySQL escape character in your schema name. For example, because the underscore character is a wildcard, drupal_test_acc ount.* should be drupal\_test\_account.* for security. In this case, use: 'drupa l\_test\_account'.* In fact, wrapping the database name in single quotes on MySQL 5.5 produces ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; ... The correct syntax appears to be to use a backquote (`) instead of a single quot e ('), and still escape the underscore with a backslash. Log in or register to post comments Did a little more research, Posted by mbaynton on October 31, 2013 at 2:15am Did a little more research, the backtick is definitely the correct way. Updating page... Log in or register to post comments No need to escape at all Posted by rooby on October 31, 2013 at 4:42am Backticks are generally used for tables & column names in sql queries and such, however in the case of that doco where you are doing something like grant all on table_name.* to username identified by 'password'; you don't need to escape it at all, as per the above example, which I never have any trouble with. From your linked doco: Permitted characters in unquoted identifiers: ASCII: [0-9,a-z,A-Z$_] (basic Latin letters, digits 0-9, dollar, underscore) Extended: U+0080 .. U+FFFF Underscore is not a wildcard in this situation, they are wildcards when comparin g strings. Your link is also for the MySQL 5.0 version, which is very old now as 5.5 is pro bably most commonly used. Although I note that 5.0 is all that is required for Drupal 7 so it probably the right way to go for the doco. [edit] Another relevant page: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/grant.html

[edit2] Doco on pattern matching, where underscores are wildcards: http://dev.my sql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/pattern-matching.html Log in or register to post comments _ is a wildcard here Posted by mbaynton on November 3, 2013 at 8:17pm Hi rooby, Thanks for your investigations on this. Despite what the docs say and what seems sensible, however, I am not sure this is quite right. The syntax you give won't give you trouble in that it'll run, but if you test it out (on MySQL 5.5) you'l l find it does permit the mysql user with access to databases as though _ is a w ildcard. Or have a look at a terminal session I did to demonstrate this: http:// paste.ubuntu.com/6355015/. Let me know if you can reproduce. - mbaynton Log in or register to post comments Oops, you're right Posted by rooby on November 4, 2013 at 3:00am Oops, you're right, sorry. I will revert my change. Step 3: Create the settings.php file Last updated October 4, 2013. Created by tgeller on August 4, 2009. Edited by craig.norris, LeeHunter, batigolix, thumbslinger. Log in to edit this page. Your Drupal download comes with a sample configuration file at sites/default /de fault.settings.php. Before you run the installation script, you must copy the configuration file as a new file called settings.php file and then set some permissions. Note: With Drupal 7.x, on some types of shared/local hosting, if PHP and Apache are run by the same user, Drupal will attempt to execute the first three steps f or you. If you get errors referring to the "Settings file" during installation, you can perform these steps manually. Copy the default.settings.php file and save the new file as settings.php in the same directory. To do this, run the following command from the directory tha t contains your Drupal installation files: cp sites/default/default.settings.php sites/default/settings.php Note: Do not simply rename the file. The Drupal installer needs both files. To make the settings.php file writeable and to allow the installer to edit t he file, use either of the following commands: chmod a+w sites/default/settings.php chmod 666 sites/default/settings.php Both commands have the same effect. Several FTP tools like Filezilla, Transmit, and Fetch allow you to change fi

le permissions, using a file permission should ting permissions, check "Others" (but leave the

'file attribute' or 'get info' command. In this case the be set to 666. If your FTP client has checkboxes for set both the Read and Write boxes for "Owner", "Group", and Execute boxes unchecked).

Note: Be sure to change the file's permissions back after you have run the i nstallation script. Those permissions should be: chmod 644 settings.php chmod 755 ../default To let the files directory be created automatically, give the web server wri te privileges to the sites/default directory. chmod a+w sites/default OS-specific instructions Step 2: Create the database up OS-specific instructions Looking for support? Visit the Drupal.org forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC . Log in or register to post comments Comments "NOTE: Do not forget to Posted by HS on May 31, 2010 at 7:10pm "NOTE: Do not forget to change permissions back after you have run the installat ion script." Change back to what? Log in or register to post comments Change back the settings.php Posted by bawoor on June 6, 2010 at 6:24am Change back the settings.php permission. change settings.php permission to 755. (read only, to make protected) step by step: -copy file default.settings.php to settings.php (do not rename). Now you have bo th files. -change file permission settings.php to read/write with chmod 644 settings.php -continue the installation.. -after all installation finished, change file permission settings.php to read-on ly with chmod 755 settings.php ????? Log in or register to post comments change file permission of settings.php on windows XP home Posted by shamveelq on June 26, 2010 at 9:45pm Hi, How do you change the permissions of settings.php if you are installing Drupal o n Windows XP home environment?

It does not allow this (there is no security tab). In addition I tried the cacls program from the cmd - but (ACL) Access Control Li sts apply only to files stored on an NTFS formatted drive and not on FAT 32. Thanks Log in or register to post comments Cannot proceed installation... Posted by mrprint on January 8, 2011 at 10:29pm I have copied the default.settings.php file, renamed it to settings.php, now bot h default.settings.php and settings.php exists in the default folder, I didn't n eed to change file permissions since both already are 666. I then click the "pro ceed with the installation" link in the installer, but the page reloads with the same error, "The settings file does not exist." What am I doing wrong? EDIT: I just made it work, the error I got was "Settings file The settings file does not exist. The Drupal installer requires that you create a settings file as part of the ins tallation process. Copy the ./sites/default/default.settings.php file to ./sites //settings.php. More details about installing Drupal are available in INSTALL.tx t." When I put the settings file in the sites/ folder the installation went on, is this what the .sites// mean? Why is it that my settings file should be in the sites folder and not in the def ault folder as stated in all the instructions I've read? Log in or register to post comments installation problem Posted by gagan7887 on January 10, 2011 at 9:56am when i locate localhost in web brower then the Xampp page appears,,, thats i don't want.. I want to install the drupal further. tell me the way..... s there any settings related problem???? Plz nyone reply soon.... ~!G!~ Log in or register to post comments the solution to this problem in my case Posted by pavlovt on December 18, 2011 at 10:10am Hi, I had the same problem - run drush make with my make file, all the files ware cr eated instead the settings.php and files folder. I created the folder and the fi le from default.settings.php ut the drupal installation still insisted that the file and directory does not exists. Then I looked at the permissions and I saw t hat I created them with the root user :) Then I executed the following commands: chown root:apache settings.php chmod ug+rw settings.php

which changed the group of the file to apache which is the user group of the apa che web server on my host and gave it write permissions on this file. The same h ave to be done to the file directory too. After that I refreshed the drupal installation screen and everything was fine Log in or register to post comments SElinux Posted by lostchord on May 16, 2011 at 11:36am You need to do a bit more if you have SElinux enabled (a good idea): chcon -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t settings.php This will leave it writeable by the httpd daemon after the event as well. -----------We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse. Log in or register to post comments file permissions after installation - Drupal 7 Posted by mengi on May 30, 2011 at 11:42pm After installing Drupal 7, what should the file permissions be for -setting.php -default.settings.php -default folder -sites folder -files folder I have ready many different things on this, and it seems everyone has a differen t opinion. (from 000 to 444 to 644 to 555 to 755). Can someone set the record? W hat should those file permissions be so that they are a) Most secure b) Will not mess anything up? Log in or register to post comments I would like to know this Posted by Sunsani on August 17, 2011 at 6:21pm I would like to know this also. I used Simple Scripts for installation and I'd l ike to check and make sure my permissions are correct. rift-prophecy.com Log in or register to post comments setting.php Posted by claverfred on September 16, 2011 at 11:28am am getting a problem in running the installation script,every time am sticking a t the second step "verifying the requirements" i dont know what is the problem while I followed the procedures in setting.php Log in or register to post comments I'd love to know this Posted by Steady on September 17, 2011 at 5:01pm

I'd love to know this too: ---Quote: "After installing Drupal 7, what should the file permissions be for -setting.php -default.settings.php -default folder -sites folder -files folder I have ready many different things on this, and it seems everyone has a differen t opinion. (from 000 to 444 to 644 to 555 to 755). Can someone set the record? W hat should those file permissions be so that they are a) Most secure b) Will not mess anything up? " ---Does anyone have the final answer for this? Log in or register to post comments my ip blocked Posted by seniorOtaka on October 17, 2011 at 1:17am i installed drupal 7.8 on a server successfully but while i'm using the site lik e configuring modules or changing the settings of the themes the servers blocks my ip when i tried to understand what is going on the server admin told me to adjust t he files permissions and cookies usage for drupal how can i do this? Note: i 'm extracting the drupal files in the root directory (Public_html) Log in or register to post comments Helloy. Help me. It is Posted by ruzer on October 28, 2011 at 9:16pm Helloy. Help me. It is permission? Notice: Undefined index: minnelli in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashionrelease.ru/ includes/theme.maintenance.inc on line 63 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 104 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 452 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 452 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 452 Notice: Undefined index: minnelli in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashionrelease.ru/

includes/theme.inc on line 1023 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 1035 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 1044 Notice: Undefined index: minnelli in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashionrelease.ru/ includes/theme.maintenance.inc on line 216 Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashion release.ru/includes/theme.maintenance.inc on line 216 Warning: array_keys() [function.array-keys]: The first argument should be an arr ay in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashionrelease.ru/includes/theme.maintenance.inc on line 219 Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fas hionrelease.ru/includes/theme.maintenance.inc on line 219 Warning: include(./themes/garland/maintenance-page.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fas hionrelease.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 1078 Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening './themes/garland/maintena nce-page.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php' ) in /var/www/ruuser/data/www/fashionrelease.ru/includes/theme.inc on line 1078 Log in or register to post comments a suggestion Posted by pavlovt on December 18, 2011 at 10:21am Hi, I don't know how exactly you ware able to accomplish this :) Please give me more details on how you did the installation otherwise I cannot h elp you. There maybe a problem with permissions because it cannot load maintenance-page.t pl.php Why don't you start with new installation - Drupal checks for it's requirements and gives warnings if something is not ok Log in or register to post comments Help! Posted by cwhy on February 22, 2012 at 6:03am i have changed all the files and directories in drupal folder to 777 but why dru pal still shows"The Drupal installer requires write permissions to ./sites/defau lt/settings.php"............... Log in or register to post comments I had the same problem. Posted by femim on March 7, 2012 at 12:15am I had the same problem. SELinux was running and enforced.

Log in or register to post comments You don't have permission to access Posted by asesortecnologico on March 6, 2012 at 2:22am Please can you help?, I have installed and properly configured Drupal 6.XX permi ssions, folder either (755) and file (644), but when accessing the Web site thro ws me the following message: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request. thanks you... Rodrigo Log in or register to post comments If you have SELinux running Posted by femim on March 7, 2012 at 12:13am If you have SELinux running turn it off. Check the error_log for the web server. It maybe that it is not able to read the .htaccess file Log in or register to post comments SELinux Posted by lostchord on March 16, 2012 at 7:32am If you have SELinux running then see my reply earlier in this thread (May 2011). -----------We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse. Log in or register to post comments What about upgrades? Posted by joevansteen on May 9, 2012 at 3:48am This covers settings.php during the initial install process. But what about duri ng upgrades? What is the appropriate way to update/upgrade the settings.php file when doing a Drupal upgrade which may have changed some of the content in the d efault.settings.php file? Is there any standard practice on this? Will Drupal "u pdate" upgrade the file based on the new default.settings.php file, or is it a c ase of needing to make those changes by hand? A link to any "best practices" wou ld be appreciated. Log in or register to post comments New features require manual integration. Posted by joevansteen on May 10, 2012 at 5:30pm From the Drupal upgrade.txt file: Sometimes an update includes changes to default.settings.php (this will be noted in the release notes). If that's the case, follow these steps:

Make a backup copy of your settings.php file, with a different file name. Make a copy of the new default.settings.php file, and name the copy settings .php (overwriting your previous settings.php file). Copy the custom and site-specific entries from the backup you made into the new settings.php file. You will definitely need the lines giving the database in formation, and you will also want to copy in any other customizations you have a dded. This was from D7.14, so I guess I answered my own question. It does change, but the updates need to be made manually. Log in or register to post comments File permission Posted by Brian Patrick F... on February 12, 2013 at 1:52pm The mark of the beast 666 is the file extension. No way. I have serious issues w ith this. Brian Patrick Fromme Log in or register to post comments You can also set permissions using a+w Posted by tgeller on February 12, 2013 at 10:38pm If you don't want to type: chmod 666 sites/default/settings.php ...you can type: chmod a+w sites/default/settings.php instead. They do the same thing. --Tom Geller * tomgeller.com * Oberlin, Ohio See my lynda.com videos about Drupal Log in or register to post comments chmod settings.php Posted by kate_h on February 15, 2013 at 5:42pm My host has the file at 555 I installed via fantastico. Log in or register to post comments security settings issues, need help please. Posted by bdavis113 on February 19, 2013 at 5:57pm I have installed ckeditor and finder, and it appears to have been successful. However, when I click on the browser server button to be able to go to the area to upload an image, the next thing I see is this message: The file browser is disabled for security reasons. Please contact your system ad

ministrator and check the CKFinder configuration file. I have read the article, and adjusted my security settings according to what is stated. But I am still getting this message. I am running Drupal 7, and nothing else fancy at this point. I have very little content on my site at this point other than a few pieces of test content. Becaus e this is such a huge part of what I need for other content to be put in place. Any thoughts? I can upload screen shots, and if necessary provide access. Thank you, Log in or register to post comments Restricting rights - doing it right Posted by RobKay on February 21, 2013 at 11:35pm In fact, granting rights for "others" and the "group" is not needed, nor desirab le. In a shared hosting environment, which effectively is a single-user environment, this is ok, but as soon as you go out to a root server, where other users (that you might seem to trust) have access to, you will want to protect your installa tion to not see anything of it. Only the user running the webserver should be ab le to read the files, so I suggest to restrict the files appropriatley. These commands, fired off on a system where drupal resides in /var/www/drupal an d the running user is www-data, restrict access to all the files to that exact u ser and allow write access in sites/default/files: chown -R www-data. /var/www/drupal chmod -R u=rX,go= /var/www/drupal chmod -R u+w /var/www/drupal/sites/default/files Adjust to your needs, YMMV. Do not EVER use XX4 or XX6 rights, as almost NEVER the group of "other" user nee d access to any of your files, nor does the group of the webserver (in most case s). To be precise: a chmod 644 something should always be a chmod 640 something to prevent anyone from reading your files. Hope this helps. Rob Log in or register to post comments Do we need to update settings.php? Posted by vchen on March 5, 2013 at 3:43pm Do we need to update settings.php with each new drupal core update/upgrade? Usually, when I update core, the first thing I do is delete the sites folder, wh ich contains the default.settings.php. Until recently, I decided to look at drupal 7.20's default.settings.php and noti ced some changes. Should I be updating my settings.php to the new code found in default.settings.php? What's the best practice for this?

Log in or register to post comments Permissions settings explained Posted by thekurt on March 20, 2013 at 7:42pm Securing file permissions and ownership On the page http://drupal.org/node/244924 there's a thorough explanation on perm issions settings. On that page is a comment with all the numerical values off the permissions you have to set for files and directories: http://drupal.org/node/244924#comment-268 9024 And if you're short in time you'll find a summary of that comment a wheelscroll deeper or click here: http://drupal.org/node/244924#comment-3651134. Succes. Kurt De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum www.mediaha.be, the aha in multimedia Log in or register to post comments Drupal Installation instructions Posted by humberto.sachs on June 16, 2013 at 3:18pm The instructions are quite detailed and excellent if the user has access to a te rminal ON THE SERVER. For most of us, we depend on popular and efficient host to ols, which do not allow terminal mode. I am offering to help Drupal build a tmED type of instructions. But I need to have contact with a collaborator which is a n expert on Drupal. Anyone there? We could make all the difference in the world for an easy installation and site build up.

Community Docs Home Installation Guide Administration Guide Step 4: Run the installation script Attachment Size 02-database-configuration_sm.jpg 20.79 KB 03-configure_site_sm.jpg 35.24 KB profiles.png 41.6 KB language.png 37.14 KB requirements.png 101.63 KB dbconfig.png 62.94 KB installer.png 36.6 KB siteinfo.png 59.79 KB complete.png 35.67 KB siteinfo2.png 54.23 KB Last updated October 4, 2013. Created by emmajane on April 25, 2008. Edited by craig.norris, wusel, batigolix, markewhite@me.com. Log in to edit this page. Select the method based on the version of Drupal that you want to install:

Drupal 7 Drupal 6 Drupal 7 installation script To run the Drupal install script, point your browser to the base URL of your web site. The base URL means the document root (directory) where you placed your Drupal fi les (and is defined in your web server configuration file). If you have installe d Drupal on a web host this will likely be a domain name such as http://www.exam ple.com. If you installed Drupal in a subfolder, you should point your browser t o the subfolder (for example, http://example.com/subfolder). If you installed Dr upal on your desktop machine, the URL might be http://localhost/drupal. If the installation process does not simply appear by entering the base URL of y our site, add the file name install.php to the end of your site's URL (for examp le, http://www.example.com/install.php). Installation process After you run install.php, you'll be guided through several pages: Choose which profile to use for the installation (standard or minimal or you r chosen distribution). Most people should select the "standard" option. The standard option comes w ith default content types already enabled, such as Article and Page, and with ap propriate publishing options already set. (Of course you can later edit these de fault content types and their settings, or add additional ones.) The standard pr ofile also has a useful collection of modules pre-enabled for you. The "minimal" option is targeted toward more experienced Drupal site creator s who wish to set up their own content types with associated publishing options. The minimal profile has only three modules enabled: Block, Database logging, an d Update status. Choose the 'name of your distribution', if you have downloaded a distributio n and not a normal drupal at step one. If you want to install using a language other than the default English, clic k the Learn how to install Drupal in other languages link. If your installation directory is not yet configured properly, you'll be inf ormed on this page. You can correct the settings individually and either refresh the browser screen or click 'Try again' to see whether there are any errors lef t. Reported errors can include: Missing directories and/or incorrect permissions The installer will attempt to automatically set up a number of directori es, but this may fail due to permission settings. In this case you will find the missing directories listed. sites/default/files sites/default/private sites/default/private/files These directories should be set to the following permissions: chmod o+w sites/default/files OR

chmod 777 sites/default/files Missing settings.php or incorrect permissions If settings.php is missing or not accessible, follow the instructions in Step 3: Create the settings.php file. Note that you will need both the default. settings.php and settings.php files. Enter the database name, the username, and the password for the database tha t you created in Step 2: Create the database. This username and password informa tion allows Drupal to access your database so the install script can create tabl es. Note that this is not the username and password for administering Drupal; th ese will be created in the next step. The Advanced options allow you to change the database host ('localhost' is u sually used in this entry: wamp/bin/apache/Apache2.2.11/bin/php.ini as an exampl e of the location on a Windows computer running WAMP). You can also change the p ort and the table prefix. You only need to change the port if you are using a no n-standard port number. The table prefix is useful if you are installing multipl e instances of Drupal tables that share the same database. Click Save and continue at the bottom of the page. A progress bar will appear and display notes from the installer regarding th e progress of the installation. If no errors are encountered, the next page will automatically load in your browser. After the installer completes, input the information for the first user acco unt (which will be automatically assigned full administration permissions) and p rovide basic web site settings. In the Site name field enter the name you wish to use for the site. You can also edit it later through the administration interface. In the Site e-mail address field, enter the e-mail address that will be used by Drupal when it sends out notifications such as registration information. In the Site maintenance account field, enter the Username, E-mail addres s, and password for the main administration account. Note that as of Drupal 7 there is a distinction between the main adminis tration account that you set up on this page, and the "Administrator" site admin istrator user role that you will see when you visit the "Roles" and "Permissions " pages in the administration interface. The account you set up in the Site main tenance account section during installation is a super-user who has overall cont rol over every aspect of the management and configuration of the site. (For thos e of you familiar with the account from earlier versions of Drupal, this will be http://www.example.com/user/1.) In the Server settings field, select your Default country and Default ti me zone. In the Update notifications field, leave both check boxes selected if yo u want your Drupal server to alert you when updates are required. Often updates relate to security issues and are important to perform. However, if you have res tricted Internet connectivity (for example, if you are behind a corporate firewa ll) you may want to leave these settings unselected and then test them later. Click "Save and continue". On success you will see the Drupal installation c omplete screen. If there are any error messages, review and correct them now. Secure your site After the installation is complete, you will want to change the permissions on t he settings.php file back so that it is protected: chmod u=rw,o=r,a=r sites/default/settings.php OR chmod 644 sites/default/settings.php

If you make manual changes to the settings.php file later, be sure to protect it again after making your modifications. Important: Failing to remove write permissions to the settings.php file is a sec urity risk. Although the default location for the settings.php file is at sites/default/sett ings.php, it may be in another location if you use the multisite setup. Drupal 6 installation script To run the install script point your browser to the base URL of your website. The base URL is defined in your Web server configuration file and is specific to the document root where you placed your Drupal files. If you have installed Dru pal on a Web server this will likely be a domain name, such as http://example.co m. If you have installed Drupal on your local computer, this URL might be http:/ /localhost. You will be guided through several screens to set up the database and create tab les. Next, add the first user account and provide basic web site settings. If you get any errors regarding the files directory and its permissions, read mo re information about the Files directory. Install Drupal in another language Built-in Installation Profiles (Drupal 7) Windows (IIS) settings.php notes up Install Drupal in another language Looking for support? Visit the Drupal.org forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC . Log in or register to post comments Comments Localhost error on IIS 7 with PHP 5.3 Posted by GreenReaper on December 3, 2009 at 8:33am When using PHP 5.3 to connect to "localhost", the database script will time out when attempting to make a test connection to the database as documented at PHP's mysql_connect page. This is because the mysql native driver now used by PHP cannot properly handle t wo addresses being returned for localhost. To avoid this problem, either use 127.0.0.1, or comment out or remove the IPv6 e ntry for "::1 localhost" in your windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file (leave the other "localhost" setting). Laurence "GreenReaper" Parry Flayrah - Flickr - WikiFur Log in or register to post comments Error 500 Posted by pwijsen on December 16, 2009 at 8:57am

I received "Server Error 500" untill I commented out following lines in file '.h taccess' : # Don't show directory listings for URLs which map to a directory. # Options -Indexes # Follow symbolic links in this directory. # Options +FollowSymLinks My provider : One.com Log in or register to post comments This fixed my issue as Posted by grnlightdotnet on September 8, 2013 at 1:39am This fixed my issue as well... Log in or register to post comments I did check that I have both Posted by uvarovo on March 16, 2010 at 10:48pm I did check that I have both files default.settings.php and settings.php cretate d via copy and still same problem... :( Log in or register to post comments It happened to be a problem Posted by uvarovo on March 17, 2010 at 2:50am It happened to be a problem with db connectivity. I was installing on Vista 64 H ome Premium. Namely problem was with "localhost". I wrote simple php script to c heck how I can connect to db and got the same result: no error messages, no noth ing. So i started searching and found that problem was with localhost used in my sql_connect as soon it was replaced with 127.0.0.1 my script worked. So the host s file contained line '::1 localhost'. The info i found was suggesting to commen t that line out. I did so and installation script now passes the db info screen to the next one with no problem. I hope it helps... Log in or register to post comments same here Posted by sjobeck on March 19, 2010 at 12:48am Any one found the secret sauce on this one yet? I am in need as well. I tried ed iting the options lines & override lines in /etc/http/conf/httpd.conf as well as the conf file for the vhost as well as the .htaccess file for Drupal in the sit e. None seem to be quite right. I ended up renaming the .htaccess file in the Dr upal site to get it to work, however I REALLY do not like this, since that expos es a lot of the Drupal guts to the wild wild wild WAN. I can not quite get the c orrect combinations in place for the .htaccess file un-edited to live inside the Drupal directory (the ultimate goal). This box is ours & we host a few dozen si tes on it & I can do anything I need to. I prefer to maintain all these types of things inside the conf file for each separate vhost file for each site. Any & all advice greatly appreciated. Cheers all!

Thanks. Peace. Jason Sjobeck Sjobeck Integration Professionals www.sjobeck.com www.sjobeck.com Log in or register to post comments I wouldn't say I've found the Posted by jcavell on April 8, 2010 at 12:22pm I wouldn't say I've found the secret sauce, but I've found a solution that worke d for me: 1. Place a copy of default_settings.php into your new site's directory. Make a c opy of this and call it settings.php 2. Ensure the files have appropriate write permissions 3. Edit your new settings.php file so that the Database URL format is in the cor rect format for you - see http://drupal.org/node/172885#comment-1017698 Then enter the database details on the install page again. Jonny Log in or register to post comments Where on the install page? Posted by guswah on July 2, 2010 at 11:01pm I presume that you mean the install.php file? This file appears to have 1180 lin es in it, so it would be helpful to know where you entered the database details. Thanks. Log in or register to post comments Parse error Posted by bburns on July 28, 2010 at 9:38pm If you get an error like this: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '{' in includes/bootstrap.inc on line 690 it's because you're not using PHP5 (it's bombing on a 'try' statement). You can usually fix this by adding a line like this to the .htaccess file in the Drupal folder: AddType x-mapp-php5 .php Log in or register to post comments HTTP 500 Internal Server Error - While installation in Windows Posted by nidhikumaran on September 5, 2010 at 5:16am As pre-requisites to Drupal installation, have installed

Apache 2.2 - Found to be starting the services and displaying the localhost home page PHP 5.3.3 MySQLServer 5.1 When I am trying to install Drupal, once I entered all the data in "Database con figuration" page, it gives "HTTP 500 Internal Server Error". Can somebody guide, as to how to refer to the error logs (if any) to find out wh ere the issue is? The error log of Apache give the following as last lines: -** (httpd.exe:2656): WARNING **: Error loading plugin: `E:\dev\php\ssleay32.dll' : The operating system cannot run %1. [Sun Sep 05 10:19:05 2010] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: E:/de v/apache/htdocs/favicon.ico -Log in or register to post comments I have the same issue ,,, did Posted by Narek on August 25, 2011 at 8:54pm I have the same issue ,,, did you find the solution? Log in or register to post comments e-mail site Posted by john faust on January 23, 2011 at 6:27am Configuration of site is demanding an e-mail site for registration information e ven though it is installed as http://localhost/drupal-7.0. I'm using MAMP as the server on my Mac OS X 10.5.8. Cancel: It apparently likes webmaster@localhost. Log in or register to post comments After install no default drupal site comes up. Posted by sambarton on February 20, 2011 at 2:29am I have installed drupal on my site samuelbarton.net and as you will see when you look at the site, its just a list of the files in that directory of my hosting account. I want to know why the default drupal site doesn't come up? And why I c an't make it come up by clicking on any of the .php files on page? Please let me know. Log in or register to post comments Same problem. When I click on Posted by nadinnne on February 21, 2011 at 9:10pm Same problem. When I click on the link "your new site" i get the list of drupal files...

Log in or register to post comments same Posted by supervova on February 24, 2011 at 4:17pm Have you solved the problem? Please tell us how. Log in or register to post comments Apache DirectoryIndex directive Posted by generalelektrix on March 2, 2011 at 5:35pm Hi, Simply add or edit the DirectoryIndex directive to your httpd.conf file: <IfModule dir_module> DirectoryIndex index.php index.html </IfModule> Specifying that apache must serve index.php when a directory is requested. Log in or register to post comments Thank you Posted by marcela1158 on July 9, 2012 at 4:46pm You just give me the right answer...thank you very much Lina Marcela Log in or register to post comments oops Posted by Carolyn on April 14, 2011 at 10:06pm moved to child page. Log in or register to post comments Installing Drupal Commons Posted by davidmcc3 on April 27, 2011 at 8:52am Have followed instructions to the letter. Extracted files on hosting, so no files 'lost' in ftp transfer. After starting install, get this error: Fatal error: Class 'ctools_export_ui' not found in /home/wowuk/public_html/drpc/ profiles/drupal_commons/modules/contrib/panels/plugins/export_ui/panels_layouts_ ui.class.php on line 4 What do I do next? Log in or register to post comments Wrong Link in the Site Posted by khappieinstein on May 6, 2011 at 10:24am Hi , Can you please update the link under

Point 4 , Set up database which has link for Step 2 : Create the database It should be pointing to right page :http://drupal.org/documentation/install/cre ate-database instead of : http://drupal.org/documentation/install/create-database4 Regards, Puneet Log in or register to post comments Drupal 7 Installer Fails Posted by bgmills on June 23, 2011 at 2:02am I am trying to install on a 64-bit PC running Apache 2.2 (localhost) under Zend Community Server with PHP 5.3.3. The installation root is a standalone vhost. Th e DB is setup in MySQL and the user access privileges are confirmed. The install er launches fine. After completing the DB configuration form and hitting 'save a nd continue,' the installer sends the following request 'http://drup7/install.ph p?profile=standard&locale=en&op=start&id=1' then silently dies--the so called WS OD. No code is ever executed and no error is returned. This is not particularly useful. Error reporting is turned on. There are no relevant errors reported in PHP or se rver logs. The WSOD troubleshooting document does not seem to contain any releva nt information other than turning off Zend compatibility in Apache config. That does not make any sense in this environment. Do I have to hack the installer to get this to work? FYI. Joomla and other frameworks install and run without a hitch. Does anyone have words of wisdom to share on this topic? Thanks. BGM Log in or register to post comments Drupal 7 Installer Fails Posted by dashah on January 2, 2012 at 6:27am Hi BGM, I also faced the same issue i.e Drupal 7 Installer Fails on the Install Profile step. Dont know the reason for it but what i marked is that this generally happe ns when i tried to install drupal using Google Chrome. When i tried to install i t using Firefox it worked well. So may be its a browser issue but not sure. Hope this can help anyone.. Thanks. Log in or register to post comments chmod of default folder is missing as reminder Posted by no longer here ... on July 30, 2011 at 9:26pm Step 3 (the settings.php file) of the install guide reminds us twice to "Do not forget to change permissions back after you have run the installation script" fo r the settings.php file and its default folder. On this page of the guide, in the "Secure your site" section, it writes about ch

mod the settings.php file. What is missing is the reminder to chmod the default folder. I recommend the text be expanded here to include a reminder for the defa ult folder. I also recommend adding (or moving) this reminder to the "After Inst allation" page of the setup guide. Log in or register to post comments D7 + Localhost + Snow Leopard = won't connect to database server Posted by heatherann on September 29, 2011 at 2:46pm In order to complete Step 4 (Set up database), I needed to go into Terminal and run the following commands: sudo mkdir /var/mysql sudo ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock Since it was looking for mysql.sock in the wrong place, it was unable to find th e database I had created and gave me the following error: Failed to connect to your MySQL database server. MySQL reports the following mes sage: No such file or directory. - Are you sure you have the correct username and password? - Are you sure that you have typed the correct database hostname? - Are you sure that the database server is running? For more help, see the Installation and upgrading handbook. If you are unsure wh at these terms mean you should probably contact your hosting provider. Running those commands in Terminal fixed it. Log in or register to post comments and what did you do? you have Posted by izhig on November 12, 2011 at 3:15pm and what did you do? you have solved the problem? I also have this problem .... Log in or register to post comments Can not complete set up error "Table variable already exist" Posted by goldcrusaider on November 22, 2011 at 10:30am I am installing Drupal 7 on a windows laptop using xamp. I can not finish the la st step of installation I get the error "Table variable already exist" I tried d ropping my data base uninstalling drupal and setting up a new data base and Drup al 3 times and no luck. I even uninstalled Xamp and started over. What do I do? Log in or register to post comments 400 - Bad Request on /install.php Posted by dhcadmin on January 24, 2012 at 8:39pm I ran into the following problem installing Drupal. I didn't find a clear answer or documentation, so I thought I would leave a note for whoever makes the same mistakes I did. If .htaccess files are disabled on your server then you will have to move the co ntents of the .htaccess file into the Apache config file. Exactly which file tha

t is will vary based upon your *nix flavor. Whichever file that is, just copy an d paste the whole .htaccess file contents into the directory statement for the r oot website where Drupal is installed. It could be the apache2.conf file, or the httpd.conf file. I'm running Apache2 o n Ubuntu with named virtual hosts. So my Apache config files are in /etc/apache2 /sites-available/, and there is a separate file for each named site. Then the fi le looks like this (greatly simplified) ServerName blah.domain.com ServerAdmin support@domain.com DocumentRoot /home/marketing/www (various directives) (various directives) (.htaccess file contents go here) (other directories and random apache directives are down here) If you get this in the wrong place you are likely to get 400 - Bad Request error s when you try to open up the install.php file. Cheers! Doublehorn Communications Drupal Team drupaladmin (at) doublehorn.com Log in or register to post comments I get the errors in the photo Posted by brandeeb on February 28, 2012 at 8:13pm I get the errors in the photo above (sites/default/files not writeable and sites /default/settings.php not writeable) but both are set to 777. Is there a way to fix this odd occurance? Log in or register to post comments The CHMOD can be different in Posted by shamio on March 9, 2012 at 5:13pm The CHMOD can be different in some servers. For example in some servers you can use 755 instead of 777 or etc that your files work true and you don't face probl em and can access them. I recommend you to try installing Drupal without changin g any CHMOD of your files and folders to see if it works true. For example in on e of the servers i use, i didn't change CMHOD of any file or folder and the valu es are like this: Sites folder is :755 default folder ( which is inside Sites folder) is: 555 settings.php is: 444 and it works true without any problem and as i said, i didn't change any permiss ion before/after instillation. So please try installing Drupal once again withou t changing file permissions. Also if your server is Linus based and it uses cPanel with Fantastico , you can install Drupal almost automated through it. Doubt is the father of invention..... Hubmesh | download converter

Log in or register to post comments Text field not getting pulled Posted by kphillips on March 15, 2013 at 5:53pm I keep getting the same error below no matter what database username and databas e host I put in the text fields for the database configuration screen. The datab ase is created and have all the correct privileges. I have tried both with a use r I created and for the root user. Database username field is required. In order for Drupal to work, and to continue with the installation process, you must resolve all issues reported below. For more help with configuring your data base server, see the installation handbook. If you are unsure what any of this m eans you should probably contact your hosting provider. Failed to connect to your database server. The server reports the following mess age: SQLSTATE[42000] [1044] Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'd rupal7'. Is the database server running? Does the database exist, and have you entered the correct database name? Have you entered the correct username and password? Have you entered the correct database hostname? Log in or register to post comments Nothing Posted by futuredigitalmedia on March 27, 2013 at 11:02pm Hi, I have followed the steps in the guide but I cannot see anything at my web a ddress. Yesterday I changed the nameservers to point to my hosting account (anot her company). Do you think perhaps it's because the change has not fully propaga ted on all servers? I am going to mywebsite.net and I've tried with /install.php to no success. Thank you. Update: my website working fine now. Thank you. Yes, you have to wait for the se rvers to fully propagate any changes before you can do the installation. http://www.futuredigitalmedia.net http://creativevisualart.com - my art & design blog Log in or register to post comments cant get the drupal/install.php to load - 404 error Posted by ajc001 on April 7, 2013 at 3:34am I have tried :http://localhost http://localhost/drupal http://localhost/drupal/install.php http:// http:///install.php all of them give me a 404 error I am running 64 bit Windows 7 and have installed:-Apache v2.4.4 -PHP v5.4.13 -MySql v5.6.10.1

following all the install steps on this site. I am attempting to install drupal 7.22 I can get to http://localhost/info.php and it displays all my php info, so I bel ieve my web server is working ok. My apache web server is running and no errors appear in the apache log. I was getting an error earlier in my log when attempting to get to the urls abov e but resolved it by adding the following to the bottom of my httpd.conf:AcceptFilter https none AcceptFilter http none EnableSendfile Off EnableMMAP off The error was 'Apache 2.4 => winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed.' but like I say that error no longer appears in my log. Apache is installed in c:\Apache24 and Drupal was copied to c:\Apache24\drupal. Any ideas why I cant get the installation screen and get a 404 error instead??? Regards Anthony Step 5: Set up cron Last updated October 18, 2013. Created by laura s on April 25, 2008. Edited by zk_deng, craig.norris, davidneedham, batigolix. Log in to edit this pa ge. Setting up cron is an important step in the installation of the website and assi sts in the maintenance of the site's assets for search results, checking for upd ates to Drupal core and modules, and removing temporary files. A properly configured cron job can manage a variety of tasks: the the the the f logs Search module that indexes the website's content Aggregator module's that retrieves feeds Ping module that notifies other sites of updates System module that performs routine maintenance tasks, such as pruning o

What is cron? Cron is a daemon that executes commands at specified intervals. These commands a re called "cron jobs." Cron is available on Unix, Linux and Mac servers. Windows servers use a Scheduled Task to execute commands. The actual "cron job" is a ti me-triggered action that is usually (and most efficiently) performed by your web site's hosting server, but can also be configured by a remote service or even fr om your own desktop. What actually happens is that the cron job visits the cron.php file in your webs ite at a URL like http://www.example.com/cron.php?cron_key=0MgWtfB33FYbbQ5UAC3L0 LL3RC0PT3RNUBZILLA0Nf1Re. You can find the exact address of the cron.php file in the Status report at Administration > Reports > Status report (admin/reports/st atus) in the section Cron maintenance tasks. Enabling cron In Drupal 8 you can enable cron via Menu > Configuration > System > Cron (admin/ config/system/cron). The default frequency is every three hours. Cron will then

be triggered by end users visiting your site, no more frequently than every thre e hours. Note that for low-traffic sites it can also be desirable to create a cr on job. In Drupal 7 you can enable cron via the Administration > Configuration > System > Cron (admin/config/system/cron). If you want to use external Cron service, you can use EasyCron. In Drupal 6 you need to create a cron job or use Poormanscron. Disabling cron For performance reasons it may be desirable to disable cron. You can disable cron (e.g., at Administration > Configuration > System > Cron (a dmin/config/system/cron), by setting the "Run cron every" value to "Never". Alternatively you can set the 'cron_safe_threshold' variable in the {variable} t able to 0. (Note that drush will assume this variable is 0 if you have left the "Run cron every" value at the default, so you will need to set it explicitly, ei ther at admin/config/system/cron, or via drush -y vset cron_safe_threshold 0) Another way to disable cron is to add the following line to your settings.php: $conf['cron_safe_threshold'] = 0; Note that this fixes the setting at admin/config/system/cron to "Never", and adm inistrative users cannot override it. Resources Got Drupal video about cron Drupal 6 that talks about cron, shows various ways o f configuring it and helps troubleshooting. Configuring cron jobs using the cron command Running cron manually Solving cron problems Multisite cron Configuring cron without wget, lynx, or curl commands Built-in Installation Profiles (Drupal 7) up Configuring cron jobs using the cro n command Looking for support? Visit the Drupal.org forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC . Log in or register to post comments Comments tomato router can be used to set up cron jobs Posted by Adam Kowalewski on May 9, 2011 at 5:35pm I use my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with tomato 1.27 firmware to trigger cron on my drup al websites. I made a short tutorial which you can find on my website http://www.adamkowalewski.com/cron-job-drupal-6.html cya Adam Log in or register to post comments Nice tip! I use a WRT54GL Posted by drupleg on December 29, 2011 at 5:10pm

Nice tip! I use a WRT54GL with the Tomato firmware, and this is an awesome tip f or my local dev site crons, thanks! Log in or register to post comments What is the trade-off between external cron and poormanscron? Posted by a1tsal on June 8, 2012 at 1:08pm It would be helpful if this page were revised to explain why you might want to u se a true, external cron job rather than the "internal" poor man's version (/adm in/config/system/cron in Drupal 7). After spending 15 minutes googling around, it appears that the external cron is "more efficient". How? How much? What functionality has its performance affected ? Webmaster, Buddhism for Vampires, Meaningness, and Approaching Aro Log in or register to post comments The trade-off of poormanscron. Posted by reg.doug on July 8, 2012 at 4:03pm The question is not which is "more efficient" because in truth both are equally efficient. The difference is that poormanscron *will* slow down page loads for y our end user while "external" cron will not (or at least will mitigate the effec t) Let's consider why this is the case. First, remember that cron jobs are used to get long tasks done by splitting them into a bunch of short pieces. When you depend on poormanscron to do your cron jobs for you, it performs one (o r a few) of these short jobs every time a user accesses a page on your site. Eff ectively, this means that to display a page, Drupal has to do more than just ren der the page in order to finish execution and return some HTML to the end user, which lengthens the page load. When you use an external cron trigger, it processes the cron tasks in *parallel* with your ongoing page loads so while it may slow down your server because of e xtra CPU load, it doesn't add to the page load time that your users see.

Step 6: Configure clean URLs Last updated October 3, 2013. Created by jbrauer on January 9, 2005. Edited by craig.norris, myglobaldata_gil, 3lackRos3, batigolix. Log in to edit t his page. By default, Drupal uses and generates URLs for your site's pages that look like "http://www.example.com/?q=node/83." This style of URLs can be hard to read, and can prevent some search engines from indexing all the pages of your site. Resea rch suggests this may not be as big of a problem for major search engines as it once was; however, it is worth noting the recommendation from Google's webmaster guidelines stating: If you decide to use dynamic pages (i.e., the URL contains a "?" character),

be aware that not every search engine spider crawls dynamic pages as well as st atic pages. It helps to keep the parameters short and the number of them few. If you are unhappy with the default URLs in Drupal, you may be able to tell Drup al to use "clean URLs", eliminating the "?q=" in your site's URLs, and this page explains how to do it. The instructions below are largely applicable only for t he most common server setup, which is an Apache web server running on some flavo r of Unix/Linux, with the mod_rewrite Apache module configured and mod_rewrite e nabled in httpd.conf configuration file. If you are running Drupal on a differen t type of server, check the links section below (just above the Comments section of this page) to see if there might be something that addresses your server con figuration on a different page. Before enabling clean URLs in the Drupal configuration screens (see below), you may need to prepare your server for clean URLs to work. There are two ways to pr epare your server for clean URLs to work in Drupal. If you have complete control of your server, for example: You run your own server; are installing a developm ent site on your personal computer; or you have a dedicated server hosting accou nt, then you should enable clean URLs in the httpd.conf file for better performa nce and security. However, if you have a shared hosting account (at DreamHost, B lueHost, HostGator, GoDaddy, 1and1, et al.), you will not be able to modify the httpd.conf file and should use the Drupal .htaccess file instead. Clean-Urls Test - False Negatives On some setups the Clean Urls test gives a false negative result. If you can vis it Clean Url links like http://example.com/user/login and Drupal returns the use r login page, .htaccess and mod_rewrite are working. Visiting the Clean Urls adm in page directly at http://example.com/admin/config/search/clean-urls, should gi ve you a checkbox that lets you enable Clean Urls. See http://drupal.org/node/11 78850. Note: If Clean Urls like http://example.com/user/login. stops working (sw itching hosts) you can visit the same page by changing the URL to look like: htt p://www.example.com/?q=user/login. Enabling Clean URLs in Drupal Note: The standard Drupal installation contains a sample .htaccess file which su pports clean URLs. It is easy to miss copying this file, because of the leading "dot". So before trying to enable Clean URLs, make sure this file exists in your Drupal installation. Drupal 7.x In Drupal 7, the installer tests for compatibility with Clean URLs as a part of the installation process. If the environment is tested as compatible with Clean URLs, it will be enabled as part of the installation process and no further acti on is required to enable Clean URLs. If you need to enable Clean URLs post installation, Drupal will run the clean UR L test automatically when you navigate to the Clean URLs configuration page (Adm inister > Configuration > Search and metadata), show the results, and allow you to save configuration. You can enable or disable it at a later time by following these steps: Navigate to the Clean URLs configuration page (Administer > Configuration > Search and metadata) Wait for the automated Clean URLs test to run. Check or uncheck the Enable clean URLs checkbox Click "Save configuration" Even if Clean URLs are successfully enabled at install-time, if you have a dedic ated server you may still want to follow the steps (below) to enable the more ef

ficient httpd.conf rewrite method for clean URLs. If you choose to do that, you might want to turn off Clean URLs while you are working on the server. Drupal 6.x In Drupal 6, the installer tests for compatibility with Clean URLs as a part of the installation process. If the installer was not able to run the test successf ully at install time, you can later follow the instructions below for Drupal 5 t o get Clean URLs working. There is one minor difference: Drupal 6 will run the c lean URL test automatically when you navigate to the Clean URLs configuration pa ge and will show the results, in place of giving you a link to run the test manu ally. Also note that even if Clean URLs are successfully enabled at install-time, if y ou have a dedicated server you may still want to follow the steps (below) to ena ble the more efficient httpd.conf rewrite method for clean URLs. If you choose t o do that, you might want to turn off Clean URLs while you are working on the se rver. Drupal 5.x Here are the steps necessary to enable Clean URLs in Drupal 5: Go to the Clean URL's (Administer > Site configuration > Clean URLs in Drupa l 5) section of the administrative interface. Look for the paragraph that reads as follows: This option makes Drupal emit "clean" URLs (i.e. without ?q= in the URL. ) Before enabling clean URLs, you must perform a test to determine if your serve r is properly configured. If you are able to see this page again after clicking the "Run the clean URL test" link, the test has succeeded and the radio buttons above will be available. If instead you are directed to a "Page not found" error , you will need to change the configuration of your server. The handbook page on Clean URLs has additional troubleshooting information. Run the clean URL test. Click on the Run the clean URL test link at the end of the above paragraph. If the test is successful, set Clean URLs to "enabled" and save the configur ation. If the test is not successful, use the steps below to fix your server con figuration and try again. Prior to Drupal 5.x For Drupal versions prior to Drupal 5, there is no automatic Clean URLs test or link. Instead, you can test manually by typing in the Clean URL for your setting s page: http://www.example.com/admin/settings (where www.example.com is replaced by your hostname). If this results in seeing the settings page, and no errors, then Clean URLs are safe to enable, and you can do so with the setting on this p age. If there is an error, follow the instructions below to configure your serve r. Error recovery Enabling "Clean URLs" when your server is not properly configured (i.e. if the C lean URLs tests described above fail) can make it difficult to navigate back to administration pages to undo your mistake, because all the Drupal-generated menu s and links will have URLs that do not work. If you find yourself in this situat ion, you can return to the administrative settings page by typing in the URL in the 'non-clean' form: http://www.example.com/?q=admin/settings for the admin set tings page in Drupal 4.x, or http://www.example.com/?q=admin/settings/clean-urls to get to the Drupal 5 or Drupal 6 Clean URLs settings page. Once there, you sh ould be able to reset to not using Clean URLs. There are additional instructions for recovering from malfunctioning Clean URLs

the Handbook page Unset clean URLs. Server configuration for Clean URLs on a dedicated server, with httpd.conf Enabling clean URLs on a dedicated server involves these steps: Enable mod_rewrite for Apache. You can talk to your web host or consult the Apache documentation for mod_rewrite to get more information on how to do this. At a minimum, this will involve making sure that mod_rewrite is enabled for your installation of Apache. To test if mod_rewrite is available in Apache2, you can type the following a t a command prompt, to list all installed Apache modules: apache2ctl -M On some systems this command may be: apachectl -M In the output, check to see if the rewrite_module is included in the list of modules. If the rewrite module is not in the list, it will have to be either compiled -in or made available as a loadable module. Generally speaking, you can tell Apa che to load the module by including LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so AddModule mod_rewrite.c in your Apache configuration file (see below for information on the configur ation file). Be sure to uncomment AddModule mod_rewrite.c, if it is in your conf iguration file but has been commented out. The following may work to enable the module without editing any files: a2enmod rewrite Note that these approaches may not work for all combinations of operating sy stem and Apache server -- consult the Apache documentation that came with your A pache software for the correct syntax. Remember to restart Apache for the new configuration to take effect. The next step is to locate the appropriate Apache configuration file for you r site. Depending on your server configuration, the appropriate Apache configura tion file could be httpd.conf, a virtual-host-specific file (vhost.conf), a spec ific site file (e.g. "default"), or apache2.conf. They are usually located in /e tc/httpd/conf, /etc/apache2, or a sub-directory; if not, try the command: find /etc -name httpd* to find the file if it is located elsewhere in your file system. If you do not have not working out-of-the-box or or hosting provider for on files to troubleshoot a write permissions to these files, and Clean URLs are for you, you may have to ask your systems administrat help. You may still be able to read these configurati little however.

The next step is to copy or include the Drupal-specific settings directly in to your configuration file. There are instructions here for how to include the D rupal directives in your configuration file. Consult the .htaccess file in Drupa l page for examples of rules, such as the following: <Directory /var/www/example.com> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </Directory> Make sure that you are looking at the .htaccess file for your major version of Drupal (i.e., 7.x, 6.x, 5.x). Note: If you do not want to put the rewrite rules in your Apache configuration f ile, you can still simply use the Drupal .htaccess file (as you would if you wer e on shared hosting). You will need to have the Allow Override directive set in your Apache configuration file (this will allow local .htaccess overrides on you r site): AllowOverride All AccessFileName .htaccess Read Behind the scenes with Apache's .htaccess for a thorough review of .htacces s. You may also find it helpful to view samples of Apache 2 AllowOverride direct ives. Note Regarding MultiViews: Apache supports a feature called "MultiViews" (more g enerally: "Content Negotiation"), which allows navigation to your pages without the need for file extensions. For instance, if you had a file called "evaluation .txt", a MultiViews-enabled site could access this file with the URL "example.co m/evaluation". While MultiViews can be a handy feature when used knowingly, it c an cause problems when Drupal's Clean URLs are enabled. Unless you know what you 're doing, you should not use MultiViews if you plan to use the Clean URLs featu re of Drupal. However, MultiViews is not enabled in a default Apache installatio n, so it is likely that this note will not apply. Consult the Apache documentati on for further information about MultiViews. Server configuration for Clean URLs on a shared server, with .htaccess The standard Drupal installation contains a sample .htaccess file which should b e sufficient to get Clean URLs running. It is easy to miss copying this file, be cause of the leading "dot". So before trying to enable Clean URLs, make sure thi s file exists in your Drupal installation. To check for this in terminal, use ls -a to make sure the "dot" files are also l isted. If you have this file installed, but Clean URLs still do not work, you can try s ome of the troubleshooting suggestions below. If you still cannot get Clean URLs to work, contact your hosting provider. Fixing problems Check that .htaccess is even being used Apache needs to be explicitly told to respect the instructions in your sites .ht access file. This is off by default, though most hosts will have turned it on. T hat is what the AllowOverride All directive above does - it makes .htaccess star t working. To check if your host is currently even reading your .htaccess, you can (tempora rily) add some garbage string to the file in an attempt to break it. Your site s hould immediately start returning a "500 Server Error" when you load a page from that directory due to this misconfiguration. (Remove the garbage string immedia tely.) If you do this, and your site does not break - then .htaccess is being ignored a nd you will not be able to use clean URLs until you get support from your hosts, or enable it in httpd.conf as described above. Some hosts allow you to enable t his option through their site management control panel, so look there first.

RewriteBase setting The main configuration option which may need to be changed for your site is the RewriteBase. This can be specified in the Drupal .htaccess file or in the httpd. conf file, depending on where you are putting the Drupal rewrite directives (see above). By default, the RewriteBase setting is commented out of the Drupal .hta ccess file, and that works well for many configurations. If you are having trouble getting Clean URLs to work, you may need to change thi s setting. For example, if your Apache DocumentRoot is /var/www/ (i.e., /var/www /index.html is what is displayed when you point your browser at http://www.examp le.com/) and your Drupal installation is installed in the subdirectory /var/www/ mysite/, then the RewriteBase could be set to RewriteBase /mysite and that might help. In some configurations, setting RewriteBase / will allow clean URLs to work. $base_url You may need to manually set the $base_url variable in the settings.php file if not already set. It's currently known that servers running FastCGI can run into problems if the $base_url variable is left commented out (see http://bugs.php.ne t/bug.php?id=19656). Multi-site RewriteBase works when your Drupal installation serves only one site, or when al l the sites it serves are in the same subdirectory of their domains. For example , RewriteBase / will work for the following sites: http://www.example.com/ http://www.example2.com/ http://www.example3.com/ RewriteBase /mysite will work for the following sites: http://www.example.com/mysite http://www.example2.com/mysite http://www.example3.com/mysite However, if your sites are in different subdirectories, RewriteBase will not wor k. You will need to create a special rule for each subdirectory. For example, yo ur Drupal installation may serve the following sites: http://www.example.com/ http://www.example.com/mysite In order to RewriteCond RewriteCond RewriteCond RewriteRule enable clean URLs for both sites, you will need to add %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d %{REQUEST_URI} ^/mysite/ ^ /mysite/index.php [L]

before the existing rewrite rules.

Location of index.php For some server configurations, another change to the Drupal .htaccess file may be necessary. Find a line that looks like this, near the end of your Drupal .hta ccess file: RewriteRule ^ index.php [L] You may need to replace index.php with the URL path to your Drupal installation' s index.php file (only the part after the base URL). For instance, if your site' s home page URL is http://example.com/subdir/, you might need to use /subdir/ind ex.php instead of index.php. If your site's home page URL is http://example.com/ , you might need to use /index.php instead of index.php. This is necessary on so me, but not all server configurations. Clean URLs on Windows servers with IIS Starting from Drupal 7, the package includes a basic web.config file for use wit h IIS. See this article for more information and setup instructions. Create Even Cleaner URLs with the Path Module Using Clean URLs will cause Drupal to generate URLs in the form "http://www.exam ple.com/node/83." In order to change the 'node/##' portion of the URL to somethi ng more like 'news/june-1st-news' a site will need the Path module enabled. See the Path module handbook page for more information on using the path module. Configuring clean URLs for various systems Setting Clean URL with https(SSL) for the backend and http for the front end when Drupal is in a subdirectory/ subdomain Troubleshooting Using Perl to run cron up Configuring clean URLs for various systems Looking for support? Visit the Drupal.org forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC . Log in or register to post comments Comments Need apache VirtualHost setup for rewrites to work Posted by j26crowley on November 7, 2008 at 1:08am Just thought that It would be good to mention that you need to have a VirtualHos t setup in your apache config. When I did fresh install of apache on ubuntu server 8 I had to first make a stat ic link to the rewrite.load file as admin I ran the command a2enmod rewrite Had to setup a virtual host for my domain name NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName yourdomainname.com ServerAlias *.yourdomainname.com DocumentRoot /var/www/drupal6/ </VirtualHost> restart apache /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Log in or register to post comments Litte ontribution Posted by Andrs Chanda on March 10, 2009 at 11:14am Scenario: Fedora Core 4 Apache 1.3 Multisite (Many web applications, 4 moodle sites and drupal) web directory /www/moodle1 - /www/moodle2 - /www/webappx - /www/drupal - etc) I just added next lines at the server httpd.conf file and it worked # for drupal, added by achandia <Directory "/www/drupal"> AllowOverride All </Directory> restart apache /etc/init.d/httpd restart I hope this helps. @ch Log in or register to post comments Yes, setting up a virtual host makes 'clean URLs' work. Posted by pinenut on June 24, 2010 at 4:13am I set a virtual host as follows and now I can have 'Clean URLs' work. For some reason, the same setup did not work with Drupal-6.17. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin abc@xxx.org DocumentRoot /opt/lampp/htdocs/drupal-6.16 ServerName drupal.xxx.org ErrorLog logs/xxx.org-error_log CustomLog logs/xxx.org-access_log common </VirtualHost> <Directory "/opt/lampp/htdocs/drupal-6.16"> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase /drupal-6.16 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </Directory> Log in or register to post comments Re: Yes, setting up a virtual host makes 'clean URLs' work. Posted by tsuchan on August 2, 2010 at 10:45pm pinenut> I set a virtual host as follows and now I can have pinenut> 'Clean URLs' work. For some reason, the same pinenut> setup did not work with Drupal-6.17. I've just updated to Drupal-6.17, and configured according to the instructions. It worked for me. I've got two suggestions:

You've got "drupal-6.16" in your DocumentRoot, Directory and and RewriteBase . Have these directories been renamed to drupal-6.17 during your upgrade? Try moving the </VirtualHost> line to underneath </Directory>, so that the D irectory section is embedded in the VirtualHost. Log in or register to post comments Clean URLs not working Zend Server Community Edition Posted by phpcore13 on April 5, 2013 at 9:12am Hi Friends, I am using Zend Server Community Edition (Windows Version - Windows 7) and I hav e set Virtual Host on httpd-vhosts.conf like below ServerAdmin DocumentRoot "full/directory/path" ServerName drupal.local Options All Includes +Indexes +ExecCGI +FollowSymlinks Options FollowSymlinks AllowOverride All Allow from all ErrorLog "logs/drupal.local.log" CustomLog "logs/drupal.local.log" common I have also set "AllowOverride All" in httpd.conf file. Still problem exist of Clean URLs. Details: Zend Server Community Edition (Windows Version - Windows 7) Apache 2.2 PHP 5.3 Please consider this as an urgent issue. Log in or register to post comments I get the message a2enmod: Posted by psorto on July 8, 2013 at 4:32pm I get the message a2enmod: command not found and LoadModule: command not found The server is running on centOS5 Log in or register to post comments clean url on multisite Posted by mokko on November 28, 2008 at 11:04pm on a drupal regular multisite clean url will not work without .htaccess in each project root, so make sure to copy also .htaccess /.htaccess /anothersite/.htaccess

Hope that helps anybody Log in or register to post comments Thanks! Posted by allpick on February 15, 2012 at 6:38pm I was having an issue with multisite. I'm trying to convert about a dozen sites from static to Drupal and couldn't get this to work until I found this post. Awe some. Gary Johnson E-Renter.com Tenant Screening Services Log in or register to post comments Thanks !!!Helps me a lot !!! Posted by cruzeta on May 14, 2013 at 3:08pm Thanks !!! Helps me a lot !!! Hoop !!! Not yet, same problem with Amazon AMI Cloud... Log in or register to post comments Clean URL .htacccess with DreamHost, GODaddy and Bluehost Posted by dannychang on December 26, 2008 at 9:34pm DreamHost users have to use following code in .htaccess for clean URL I haven t test on godaddy and blueshot, but they should work the same <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </IfModule> Log in or register to post comments godaddy settings Posted by sunward on November 15, 2009 at 6:18am As a further update on anyone using godaddy: I have a deluxe hosting with many sites. Using ftp, I edit the .htaccess file fo r the directory I am loading drupal in. At the bottom, remove the comment symbol to show the following <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on # # big bunch of comment lines # RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </IfModule>

The line with favican.ico was there. Even though I am using a subdirectory, I di dn't need to change any of the lines. Save and check clean url's. Should work ri ght away. Log in or register to post comments Same problem D7.12 on shared hosting - fixed Posted by lucyconnuk on March 9, 2012 at 12:11pm Thanks, this also solved the problem for me. Just to clarify, this is the .htaccess file in the Drupal root directory. In the section of code which reads: # Pass all requests not referring directly to files in the filesystem to # index.php. Clean URLs are handled in drupal_environment_initialize(). RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^ index.php [L] .. the last line was changed to: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] Lucy C Log in or register to post comments Thanks, it works for me on Posted by khoomy on May 3, 2012 at 10:14am Thanks, it works for me on greengeeks vps :) Khurram Fraz Log in or register to post comments That "little" detail save my Posted by eltioseba on October 30, 2012 at 9:24pm That "little" detail save my day. Thanks! Log in or register to post comments Fixed Clean Urls at Godaddy Settings Posted by lpolanco on January 27, 2013 at 3:22pm After moving my site from an "Economy" to a "Deluxed" Godaddy's account (shared with another site), Clean URLs didn't work as before the moving, after days tryi ng to find the answer I just figured out: I change the following line in the .htaccess: (exactly how it comes by default in your drupal installations files): RewriteRule ^ index.php [L] so it would now be:

RewriteRule ^ /index.php [L] (note the slash "/" in front of "index.php [L]" after that it would look like this: # Pass all requests not referring directly to files in the filesystem to # index.php. Clean URLs are handled in drupal_environment_initialize(). RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^ /index.php [L] Some systems need index.php and others need /index.php in order to work further than the Drupal front page when Clean Url is not enabled. I hope it helps I also noted that: when this line is missing or commented drupal can not change from "Clean URLs" Log in or register to post comments thanks also works on greengeeks with D7 installations Posted by dougzilla on May 6, 2011 at 2:59pm I just set up a D7 site on a greengeeks vps. I could not get clean urls to work at all. This addition to the .htaccess file d id the trick. Interestingly enough, I had no problem on the same server with clean urls on 2 D 6 sites that I was running there. Log in or register to post comments Works on Bluehost! Posted by staceyb on November 20, 2011 at 9:34pm Thank you, I had been trying to find this feature and the above works on Bluehos t. If you're unfamiliar about how to get to this file (I had to learn today). cP anel -> File Manager and in the popup, choose your root of your Drupal site and before you hit Go, there's a checkbox to show hidden files. Click that, then on the next page you can edit your .htaccess file and add the code. Log in or register to post comments clean url with Bluehost by Ftp account Posted by kokotaboy on November 29, 2011 at 3:57pm hello I'm very interested by your post on the clean URL. As I use bluehost made ??to host my drupal site that is already installed, but I do not have access to the Cpanel because he (the hosting) belongs to my brother who is in another coun try, he just set up the site and give me an ftp account. is it possible to have access to htaccess in my FTP account assigned to me for changes or it must do so then it is he who has access to Cpanel.Merci! Log in or register to post comments I think you need to access Posted by staceyb on December 9, 2011 at 2:47am I think you need to access the .htaccess through the cPanel because it's a hidde n file (you can't see it through ftp). Can you get your brother to give you the

user name and password to access Bluehost? Log in or register to post comments it is impossible to do it by FTP Posted by kokotaboy on December 9, 2011 at 2:18pm it is impossible to do it by FTP access the htaccess necessarily false, as expla ined above I could thank you Acctiva mine. Log in or register to post comments Mac OS X 10.5 (client not Server) Posted by dilby on January 9, 2009 at 4:18am To turn on clean URL's on Mac OS X 10.5.6: Add AccessFileName .htaccess to /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf Then dependant on where you have installed drupal either: If you've installed it in /Library/WebServer/Documents In /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf change the AllowOverride directive to AllowOverride All within the <Directory "/Library/WebServer/Documents"> block. If you've installed it in /Users/<username>/Sites: In private/etc/apache2/users/.conf change the AllowOverride directive to AllowOverride All within the <Directory "/Users/<username>/Sites"> block (it's likely this will be the only block in this file). Finally in the .htaccess file in the drupal directory uncomment the line #RewriteBase /drupal and change the /drupal to what ever is appropriate for your install Good luck! Log in or register to post comments for the last step. this Posted by helloari on March 19, 2009 at 1:50am for the last step. this worked for me RewriteBase /~[username]/ouroakland/htdocs but this did not: RewriteBase /Users/[username]/Sites/ouroakland the leading slash is required. Log in or register to post comments Glad it worked for you, but ... Posted by EliseVanLooij on May 14, 2009 at 1:18pm ... but what finally worked for me was:

httpd.conf (mine is at /opt/local/apache2/conf since I'm using a MacPorts instal lation) DocumentRoot "/Users/elisevanlooij/Sites" <Directory "/Users/elisevanlooij/Sites"> ~/Sites/Drupal6/.htaccess (I also have a Drupal5 install in Sites) RewriteBase /~elisevanlooij/Drupal6 Thank you Dilby for taking the time to write out these instructions for your fel low 10.5 users. I'm really happy to finally have this working. Log in or register to post comments Thank you Posted by danbretl on February 9, 2010 at 7:27am Thank you so much your and dilby's comments finally made things clear for me, fi xed my problem, and allowed me to turn on Clean URLs. Log in or register to post comments Mac OS X 10.6 (client not Server) Posted by KathyW on July 21, 2010 at 8:11am All I needed to get CleanURLs (Drupal 6.17) going on my Snow Leopard (PHP5.3) se tup was: In /etc/apache2/httpd.conf change the AllowOverride directive from None (default ) to All : AllowOverride All And in the .htaccess file in the drupal directory uncomment the line #RewriteBase / <== whatever is appropriate for your setup Hope this might help someone else. Log in or register to post comments Hi, I have the same OSX Posted by kevinpw on December 17, 2010 at 9:25am Hi, I have the same OSX version as you do, and Drupal 6.1.9. I did exactly as you in structed, but it did not work. I edited httpd.conf, .htaccess, and restarted apa chectl. Can you help? Thanks Log in or register to post comments Perfect, this is exactly what Posted by zonajustin on February 21, 2013 at 3:50am Perfect, this is exactly what I needed. I tried everything for weeks, and all I ended up needing was this override directive. Heads up to everybody having this problem! Makes my site, www.accurental.com, finally work as it should. Tenant Screening services website

Log in or register to post comments 1And1 Solution Posted by SethVIII on January 9, 2009 at 12:16pm For 1And1 with PHP 5, only change needed is: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] to: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] Found solution here: http://geeksandgod.com/forum/drupals-clean-urls Log in or register to post comments Right on this was exactly Posted by jordojuice on April 18, 2011 at 2:51am Right on this was exactly what I needed! Thanks Log in or register to post comments Looks like this is no longer Posted by Hanscraft on April 23, 2012 at 7:26pm Looks like this is no longer relevant in Drupal 7.12. Log in or register to post comments Also works for Ilisys Cloud Hosting Posted by Demma10 on June 19, 2012 at 4:19am Thanks SethVIII. After moving two Drupal sites (one D6 the other D7) to Ilisys's cloud clean URLs stopped working. This setting was just what I needed to get cl ean URLs working on two both sites. Log in or register to post comments Using Clean URLs and WAMP2 Posted by AlexanderPop on January 10, 2009 at 8:07am Windows c:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.11\conf\httpd.conf uncomment #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so will have LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so Log in or register to post comments Uniform Server 4.0 (Mona) Posted by strands on April 19, 2009 at 9:06am This edit is also required in uniserv 4.0. Edit the file [drive][path]\Uniform Server\udrive\usr\local\apache2\conf\httpd.conf Change line 194 #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

to LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so See http://wiki.uniformserver.com/index.php/Installing_Drupal_on_4.0-Mona for mo re tips. Versions prior to 4 already have the rewrite_module line uncommented. Log in or register to post comments Great! Posted by Apollosama on November 7, 2011 at 9:19am This is really good to know "Before enabling clean URLs in the Drupal configurat ion screens (see below), you may need to prepare your server for clean URLs to w ork. There are two ways to prepare your server for clean URLs to work in Drupal. " more power.. background check Log in or register to post comments UBUNTU Posted by zagnutts on January 13, 2009 at 11:50pm I wanted to share my problem with getting clean urls to work in ubuntu. I couldn 't find any info on how to do this, but finally I pieced it together and it is a ctually very simple. Just do the following: 1)enable rewrite module on apache. a2enmod rewrite (to disable type a2dismod rewrite) 2)Set directory permission. You must find the file that sets permission of each directory for apache. In my case it was /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default edit the page so that the directory that you will be using to serve webpages has "AllowOverride All". My file contains the following: Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all 3)Just restart apache and it should be working: /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Log in or register to post comments Great Job!!! Posted by damaddhacker on November 24, 2009 at 12:08am In testing Ubuntu 9.10 I've set up 2 different servers 1) Ubuntu w/XAMMP and 2) Ubuntu with LAMP install from the server installation...both were different in g etting this to work. Thanks..... Log in or register to post comments Thank you Posted by juankvillegas on April 17, 2010 at 4:00am

Great!!! I'm using Linux Mint Helena (based on Ubuntu 9.10) and this works... Thank you again. Juan Villegas micoworker Diseo y Desarrollo Web Log in or register to post comments Ubuntu 10.04 LTS + Apache2 +PHP5 + MySql 5.1.41 + Drupal 6.16 Posted by alaca on May 18, 2010 at 5:11pm I followed Method 2 http://drupal.org/node/134439 You have to enabled the rewrite module(mod_rewrite) sudo a2enmod rewrite My Drupal Installation serves one site which is in the subdirectory Drupal6 Hence my site address is http://localhost/drupal6 1st step With Apache version 2, the httpd.conf has been deprecated (actually mine is empt y ), and the new file is located at: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf So, in the command line type: sudo /etc/apache2/apache2.conf Copy paste following lines in the directory section, if it doesn't exist, just c opy paste the lines at the bottom , and save the file. <Directory /var/www/localhost/drupal6> AllowOverride All </Directory> 2nd step sudo nano etc/apache2/apache2.cnf Copy paste the following lines and save the file RewriteLog "/var/log/apache2/rewrite.log" RewriteLogLevel 3 3rd step sudo nano /etc/drupal/6/htaccess Under rewrite rules make sure the following lines exist otherwise copy paste the m , make sure to replace /drupal6 in line 4, /drupal6 in line 7 and /drupal6 in line 8 by your site's directory otherwise it won't work. Save changes. <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteRule "(^|/)\." - [F]

RewriteBase /drupal6 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/drupal6/(.*)$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /drupal6/index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </IfModule> 4th step Reload apache sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload 5th step Enable url rewriting at /admin/settings/clean-urls save changes alaca Log in or register to post comments Easier Posted by Dokuro on June 1, 2010 at 2:04am Easier way? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Drupal sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default Find every occurrence of "AllowOverride none" and replace with "AllowOverrid e All" then save and restart your server. sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart or sudo service apache2 restart Also, you need to change the RewriteBase line in the htaccess file in your d rupal folder in order to get clean urls working (Ubuntu 10.04). Example, my install is /var/www/html/ cd /var/www/html sudo gedit .htaccess # Modify the RewriteBase if you are using Drupal in a subdirectory or in a # VirtualDocumentRoot and the rewrite rules are not working properly. # For example if your site is at http://example.com/drupal uncomment and # modify the following line: RewriteBase /html Seems to work for me. Log in or register to post comments Worked Posted by dwieeb on October 27, 2011 at 1:48am Thank you! This worked. Log in or register to post comments

clean urls Posted by benitezv1ang on October 10, 2010 at 9:07pm this work for me in the .htaccess file place full website url in RewriteRule example: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.com/drupalfolder/index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] RewriteBase / # Rewrite URLs of the form 'x' to the form 'index.php?q=x'. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.com/drupalfolder/index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] Log in or register to post comments AllowOverride All Worked For Me Posted by Clint Eagar on May 10, 2011 at 5:35pm Thanks a bunch. Log in or register to post comments Thanks Posted by rafinskipg on October 4, 2011 at 12:50pm In debian it worked this. (Only needed if instalattion of drupal is in the root directory, not in a subfol der. In a subfolder i didnt need this change) Thank you, i was wondering how to enable clean url's www.monchacos.com Log in or register to post comments My Situation Posted by maku520 on February 24, 2009 at 10:15pm I installed Drupal (6.9) in a subdomain using GoDaddy hosting. I was initially u nable to use clean URLs. First I changed the RewriteBase directive to "/subdomainfolder". That didn't wor k. Next, I added the "AllowOverride All" and "AccessFileName .htaccess" directives to the .htaccess file but that only produced a 500 error. Lastly, I commented out the "AllowOverride All" and "AccessFileName .htaccess" d irectives and added a "/" in front of "index.php" in the line reading "RewriteRu le ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]" to make it "RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]" That worked. Log in or register to post comments

subpath in Debian Posted by xxvelcrar on March 8, 2009 at 10:34pm In Debian, when you want to use clean URLs with a subpath you can do it in the f ollowing way: <Location /mysubpath> <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^/usr/share/drupal6/(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </IfModule> </Location> This will give you a Drupal site at http://example.com/mysubpath/ Make sure to update the RewriteRule line with whatever version of Drupal you hap pen to be using. Log in or register to post comments subpath in Debian Lenny Backports (maybe etch/ubuntu too?) Posted by rclemley on April 25, 2010 at 9:11pm See the page http://drupal.org/node/781412 for up-to-date Debian configuration f or Lenny backports and Squeeze (Drupal 6.16). pro-freedom Log in or register to post comments Apache no longer needs AddModule Posted by geoff_eagles on March 9, 2009 at 6:28pm AddModule used to be used to control the order in which you enabled the differen t Apache modules. However as of Apache 2.0 the directive AddModule is no longer required (pop to the apache site for a full explanation) so there's no need for AddModule mod_rewrite.c unless you're running an older Apache. Log in or register to post comments Error provoked by AddModule Posted by Fiable.biz on May 16, 2011 at 11:10am Not only it is not required, see: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/upgrading.html but it seems it may provoke an error: $ sudo service apache2 restart Syntax error on line 7 of /etc/apache2/conf.d/drupal-7.0.conf: Invalid command 'AddModule', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not inclu ded in the server configuration Action 'configtest' failed. http://Fiable.biz Web site creation. Log in or register to post comments

Network Solutions Fix Posted by obrigado on March 31, 2009 at 1:11pm Network Solutions hosting is a complete disaster, but if you're stuck with it th e following post helped me get Clean URLs working in a D6.10 install. http://drupal.org/node/11861#comment-18597 This only applies to the shared unix hosting package, where PHP is run through C GI. In short, you need to create a php.ini file in the /cgi-bin folder at the root o f your Network Solutions directory. Fill the php.ini with the settings from the IfModule mod_php5.c section of your Drupal install's .htaccess. You can't just cut and paste because the ini format is parsed differently than .htaccess. In D6.10, your php.ini file should looks like this: register_globals = off magic_quotes_gpc = 0 register_globals = 0 session.auto_start = 0 mbstring.http_input = pass mbstring.http_output = pass mbstring.encoding_translation = 0 Then you need to set BOTH the RewriteBase in your .htaccess file, and the $base_ url variable in your site's settings.php file. Go back to the clean urls admin page, and you should be able to flip the switch. Some have reported that you need to comment out the Options +FollowSymLinks sett ing in your .htaccess file, but I haven't had to do so. It's also worth noting that you won't be able to make it through the install pro cess without errors without setting up a php.ini file as described above to disa ble register_globals. Log in or register to post comments I can confirm this still works Posted by stupiddingo on February 28, 2011 at 2:55am I can confirm this still works to enable Clean URLs for Drupal 6.20 in the root directory on Network Solutions Unix Hosting. For subfolder installations Clean U RLs will work without configuration changes, but for a root directory install yo u'll need to uncomment line 107 in .htaccess RewriteBase / And create a php.ini in /cgi-bin with the following: magic_quotes_gpc = 0 register_globals = 0 session.auto_start = 0 mbstring.http_input = pass mbstring.http_output = pass mbstring.encoding_translation = 0 Thanks obrigado!

brent Log in or register to post comments Network Solutions for Drupal 7: php.ini, .htaccess. settings.php Posted by brianlewisdesign on July 25, 2012 at 10:05pm Network Solutions... not awesome for Drupal 7. All files uploaded with FTP get w rong permissions by default. You need a bunch of custom server settings to get D rupal 7 working without 404, 403, forbidden, admin access denied, and clean URLs , memory limit, or session errors. They have wasted a couple days of my time thi s week. I read that they are slow and oversell shared hosting, but I am still un der development, can't confirm that yet. Drupal 7 settings for network solutions: -php.ini (in the cgi-bin directory above the htdocs web root folder) Lots of fun server settings here. register_globals = off; upload_max_filesize = 20M; post_max_size = 96M; memory_limit = 128M; output_buffering = 2048; magic_quotes_gpc = 0; session.auto_start = 0; mbstring.http_input = pass; mbstring.http_output = pass; mbstring.encoding_translation = 0; -.htaccess (in drupal install directory) Use drupal default .htaccess, and uncomment the RewriteBase including your folde r name if it's a subfolder of htdocs. RewriteBase /myfolder -settings.php (755 the permissions temporarily so FTP works) Comment out the $cookie_domain, and uncomment the $base_url and put your URL. $base_url = 'http://mydomain.com'; // NO trailing slash! -Hope this saves some time. Not all chemicals are bad, H20 for instance is a vital ingredient in beer. Log in or register to post comments Clean URLs on DotEasy Hosting Posted by Daniel_Warner on April 1, 2009 at 1:52am I just installed Drupal 6.10 in a subdomain hosted by doteasy. I read for hours about Apache Modules and mod_rewrite in particular only to disc over that getting clean URLs to work is very easy in this situation. Maybe this will save you some time: 1. Make sure you include the .htaccess file with the rest of your Drupal files i n the directory on the server. Obvious to some, but .htaccess files are hidden b y default in OSX and not included in a standard drag-and-drop transfer from your

local directory to an FTP client. Installing Drupal is 100% possible without th e .htaccess file but enabling clean URLs in a shared hosting environment is not. 2. Uncomment line 101 of the .htaccess file -- the one that has the "RewriteBase /" command -----------------website | livejournal Log in or register to post comments I use Aplus.net hosting and this worked for me! Posted by christykintzel on November 12, 2009 at 4:41pm Uncomment line 101 of the .htaccess file -- the one that has the "RewriteBase /" command Thanks so much! Log in or register to post comments Aplus hosting - Drupal installed in subfolder Posted by Xanthrop on September 15, 2011 at 8:24pm If you have installed Drupal on Aplus in to a subfolder. Be sure to use "Rewrite Base /subfolder". Log in or register to post comments Tip on .htaccess Posted by rick.archibald on April 2, 2009 at 9:56pm I moved an existing site to another server, but the clean URLs no longer worked. After spending umpteen hours trying to troubleshoot it, I found the problem. Ap ache has multiple references to the .htaccess file. The first is a "default" set ting as follows (even though I had changed the AllowOverride to All, it had no e ffect because it was overridden later [see below]): <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> The second reference actually overrides the default setting: <Directory "/var/www/html"> AllowOverride None </Directory> After changing that setting, my clean URLs were all bright and shiny again! :-) Probably a no-brainer for those who spend a lot of time in the httpd.conf file, but it escaped me because I kept referring to the default setting. Log in or register to post comments Getting clean URLs working under Windows running Apache2 Posted by mbohner on May 7, 2009 at 6:01am I got this from http://quillem.com/node/506 and it worked: In your httpd.conf uncomment #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

and add the following in httpd.conf with Directory config block, replace the pat h with the path of your Drupal installation: Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All RewriteEngine On Note: there is no "AddModule mod_rewrite.c" needed Log in or register to post comments Thank you, the RewriteEngine Posted by rmmcclay on April 23, 2010 at 3:43pm Thank you, the RewriteEngine On is what I needed. This was a problem I encounter ed on a WAMP even though I had the rewrite module in httpd.conf enabled. I assum ed the engine was On. Wrong. =0 Log in or register to post comments Clean URL's not working when switching from XAMPP Zend Server CE Posted by ericpai on November 18, 2010 at 10:33pm I just switched from running XAMPP to Zend Server CE on my localhost. I had a drupal site using clean url's fine and now after the switch, clean url's don't work anymore. I had to make the switch because xampp was so slow. In the httpd-vhosts.conf file I have : <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin eric@site.com DocumentRoot "C:\xampp/htdocs/drupal_shared/html" ServerName drupalsite.dr ServerAlias www.drupalsite.dr ErrorLog "logs/drupalsite-dr-error.log" CustomLog "logs/drupalsite-dr-access.log" combined </VirtualHost> I'm using the same .htaccess file that drupal came with (Drupal 6.19). In my httpd.conf file I changed lines: #<Directory "C:\Program Files\Zend\Apache2/htdocs"> <Directory "C:\xampp/htdocs">" Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All RewriteEngine On I'm running a multi-site configuration with separate databases. My drupal sites are in C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal_shared\html PHP is running as CGI now also. It wasn't before. Can anyone help with this? thanks Eric Log in or register to post comments

I got clean URL's running Posted by ericpai on November 19, 2010 at 12:26pm Had to change AllowOverride none to AllowOverride All in file:///C:/Program File s/Zend/Apache2/conf/httpd.conf. I was also getting this warning: warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_defau lt_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are st ill getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for '-5.0/no DST' instead in C:\xampp\htdocs\drupal _shared\html\sites\all\modules\token\token_node.inc on line 40. Solution: date.timezone was not set in C:/Program%20Files/Zend/ZendServer/etc/php.ini in Changed it to date.timezone = "America/New_York" Eric Log in or register to post comments This also works for 1and1 customers!!! Posted by powerserg1 on June 11, 2009 at 4:27pm Great Job!! This also works for 1and1 customers!!! Clean URL .htacccess with DreamHost, GODaddy and Bluehost dannychang - December 26, 2008 - 21:34 DreamHost users have to use following code in .htaccess for clean URL I haven t test on godaddy and blueshot, but they should work the same RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] ------Log in or register to post comments another thing Posted by Rennes on August 29, 2010 at 12:57pm I had my head banging on the wall about this ... so easy. Don't forget, if you installed your drupal under the ROOT, you have to change th e RewriteBase to specify which root drupal is installed under. Like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteBase /yoursite RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]

Log in or register to post comments mod_rewrite on Mac Os X in vhost.conf... Posted by matreides on June 30, 2009 at 12:47pm mod_rewrite & Virtualhosts on Mac OS X Leopard Server After much trial and error (mostly error). I finally got Clean URLs working on m y Mac server. However let me start off by station that my Leopard server does no t run the stock Apache, but one that I built form the ports tree because the sto ck one is a rpita!!! when it comes to php customization. Plus Apple is rather sl ow to keep up with basic security updates on UNIX ports. RewriteEngine off <Directory "/Volumes/Data/web/SOMESITE.com/public/"> AllowOverride Options <IfModule mod_dav.c> DAV Off </IfModule> Options All -Includes -ExecCGI +MultiViews -Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^TRACE RewriteRule .* - [F] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </Directory> Thanks to this note I found on the Zend Framework Page regarding mod_rewrite whi ch suggests placing a forward slash before index.php. I did try the tag but that did not work so I moved things around and well struck pay dirt. I shall test th is on one of my FreeBSD web servers tomorrow morning and if it work I'll make an other note. I hope this saves someone hours of headaches from not having to knock their head on a wall...;-| <VirtualHost *> ServerName beta.SOMESITE.com ServerAdmin admin@example.com DocumentRoot "/web/SOMESITE.com/public/" DirectoryIndex "index.php" "index.html" CustomLog "/web/SOMESITE.com/logs/access_log" "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b" ErrorLog "/var/log/apache2/error_log" ErrorDocument 404 /error.html <IfModule mod_dav.c> DAVLockDB "/var/run/davlocks/.davlock100" DAVMinTimeout 600 </IfModule> <IfModule mod_mem_cache.c> CacheEnable mem / MCacheSize 4096 </IfModule> RewriteEngine off <Directory "/web/SOMESITE.com/public/"> AllowOverride Options <IfModule mod_dav.c> DAV Off </IfModule>

Options All -Includes -ExecCGI +MultiViews -Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^TRACE RewriteRule .* - [F] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </Directory> LogLevel warn ServerAlias beta.SOMESITE.com </VirtualHost> Cheers, Mikel King http://twitter.com/mikelking http://olivent.com http://jafdip.com http://mikelking.com Log in or register to post comments For Ubuntu 10.04 Server Posted by faqing on March 28, 2011 at 12:59pm sudo a2enmod rewrite sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default Edit line 7 to read, "AllowOverride All". Edit line 11 to read, "AllowOverride All". Save and exit. or Find and Replace All "AllowOverride None" with "AllowOverride All". Save and exit. Linux and Web Development Log in or register to post comments ISAPI Re-write Posted by scifisi on August 25, 2009 at 2:07pm Thought I'd report back. It's been several hours now and 5 re-boots of my server just in case it was serv ices not starting of something. I must have visited 20 websites and checked ever ything I could. Finally I decided to download the trial version instead of the free 'Lite' versi on. Bam! Working straight away - I guess they don't want anyone to go without pa ying. I'm sure they deserve their money. I just wish someone would pay me for th e hours of banging my head against a wall. I'm very glad it's working. I just feel a bit flat after so much effort and so m any angry thoughts running through my head. Log in or register to post comments Adding rewrites to Mac Leopard Server Posted by robballan on August 30, 2009 at 5:26am

1. make sure mod_rewrite.so is checked on in Server Admin 2. if Server Admin on your system allows you to check "Allow All Overrides" in t he Apache Options for your site, you're done. Otherwise... 3. edit /etc/apache2/sites/[0000_your_site_info.conf] (where "0000_your_site_inf o.conf" is a filename corresponding to the site you have created in Server Admin -> Web -> Sites) and make the following change: search for the <Directory "/Library/WebServer/Documents"> entry (if you have n't changed your site's root, otherwise look for the entry with your specified r oot) change AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All Log in or register to post comments Fix for Omnis Hosting Posted by idebill on September 17, 2009 at 12:23pm To get clean urls working with my Omnis hosting account, I had to remove the fol lowing from the standard .htaccess file: # Follow symbolic links in this directory. Options +FollowSymLinks Log in or register to post comments Clean URL on drupal 6.14 Posted by dagdag on October 20, 2009 at 12:13pm Hi I have a similar problem but when I transfer the site to the final server, it sh ows me a similar message so what I did was - check if the rewrite module is enabled prompt$apache2ctl -M to see the apache modules and as it was enable I add this code to my httpd.conf to allow clean URLs # Various rewrite rules. <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase /home RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </IfModule> this works for me. the /home is for my drupal installation location drupal 6.14 Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.7 with Suhosin-Patch Log in or register to post comments Ubuntu Clean URLs setup Posted by bruceclothier on November 12, 2009 at 1:23pm Hi. I get irritated every time I have to do this, so writing a note for me and f

or everyone else that it might help: Setup LAMP on Ubuntu. Create symbolic link to phpmyadmin (just by the way becaus e its annoying to remember): Setup instructions here: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-install-lamp-server-injaunty.html Creating link: sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpMyAdmin /var/www Install mod_rewrite: sudo a2enmod rewrite Add this to conf (sudo gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf): <Directory /var/www/fridays> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] AllowOverride All </Directory> Restart Apache: sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Hope that works straight away for someone. Took me 2 hours to work out. Bruce Log in or register to post comments That was the trick! Posted by tehchaps on January 12, 2011 at 6:42pm Thank you so much for the "AllowOverride All" I was going crazy trying to get my apache2 to start up again and that was just the trick. Log in or register to post comments Corrected rewrite rule for multi-site Posted by querbach on January 14, 2010 at 3:56am Under "Multi-site" above, we find the following prescription: In order to enable clean URLs for both sites, you will need to add RewriteCond RewriteCond RewriteCond RewriteRule %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d %{REQUEST_URI} ^/mysite/(.*)$ ^(.*)$ /mysite/index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]

before the existing rewrite rules. The $1 in the last line should be %1, since we want to take the back-reference f rom the last RewriteCond, not from the RewriteRule itself. If we use $1, we get an extra "mysite/" in the query part of the URL. As an exam ple, for /mysite/target-url we get: /mysite/index.php?q=mysite/target-url

With %1, we instead get /mysite/index.php?q=target-url which is what we want. Log in or register to post comments Rewriting root to existing subdirectory Posted by iantresman on January 20, 2010 at 10:14pm Having installed Drupal v6 in a subdirectory /drupal, I wanted to "move" the ins tallation to the root, without having to move all the files up a level. After fi nding some great posts online, this could be done with a .htaccess file and a fe w other tweaks, mainly sourced from a post "Getting started with Drupal 6 in a s ubfolder". In a nutshell: 1. I created a new .htaccess file in the root, containing: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^$ /drupal/ [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.+)$ drupal/$1 [L,QSA] (If your installation is in a different subdirectory, you will need to amend the two occurrences pointing to "drupal" to your subdirectory name) 2. I deleted the existing file in the root, index.htm, so that it would not be f ound and served up. You might also need to remove, if it exists, index.php (actu ally I renamed the files on the server, so that if I encountered a problem, I co uld rename it back, and continue with the old site) 3. In sites/default/settings.php, I changed the commented line to: $base_url = 'http://www.mydomain.com'; // NO trailing slash! I did not need to make any changes to the existing Drupal .htaccess file. I needed to log-in again to gain access to the site I placed my site in Maintenance mode while making the change Log in or register to post comments D6: Auto test failed Posted by MatthieuP on January 27, 2010 at 6:21pm I struggled an hour before understanding that the test which allows to enable cl ean-urls which was failing. I was modifying my configuration and was refreshing http://localhost/q=admin/set tings/clean-urls , unable to enable it. After validating that mod_rewrite was enabled, I guessed this auto-test was fail ing, and tried to reload my page at http://localhost/admin/settings/clean-urls . The test succeeded and I was able to enable clean urls :p Log in or register to post comments Here's another fix Posted by khosman on January 29, 2010 at 9:54pm I just spent hours trying to figure this out - and finally got it to work trying something I haven't seen listed elsewhere:

I had been opening the httpd.conf file in dreamweaver - editing per instructions found here - then closing it. Turns out, Dreamweaver was adding something to th e mix unbeknownst to me. Opening the httpd.conf file in notepad, editing and sav ing out that way suddenly made everything work. Here are the only changes I made : 1) Per an earlier message in this thread, I removed the hash (#) mark before the following in the .htaccess file: RewriteBase / 2) I removed the pound sign/hash mark/# before the following in the httpd.conf f ile: LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so After saving each of those files, (again, editing in notepad as opposed to dream weaver) I simply restarted "all services" and refreshed the "clean urls" page on my site and was able to enable clean urls. Note: I made no other changes; other suggestions/coding found in this thread wer e unnecessary for my setup (wamp, windows xp home, apache 2.2.11, php 5.3.0, dru pal 6.15) Log in or register to post comments a fix that worked Posted by marsd on March 1, 2010 at 7:38pm trying to get the Clean URLs page at Home > Administer > site configuration to w ork properly so the radio button for ENABLED would work. I finally got- "your se rver has been successfully tested to support this feature" using Windows XP, WampServer2.0h.exe, MySQL 5.1.33, PHP 5.2.9-2, Apache 2.2.11, Drupal 6.15 working on my local computer: I found the file named httpd.conf at C/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.2.11/conf Opened this file using Notepad and removed the # marks from the line that reads - LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so Then I added to httpd.conf as stated above while changing the directory as follo ws to read: <Directory /var/www/sites/default> RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] </Directory> Mar Log in or register to post comments like it Posted by fausty on April 24, 2010 at 5:38pm it work perfect for me. thanks for the solution. Log in or register to post comments

thank you Posted by maxrossello on May 13, 2010 at 2:30pm Thank you! I would have never suspected that using http://localhost/?q=admin/settings/clean -urls reported a wrong result, while http://localhost/admin/settings/clean-urls succeeded! For this reason I did not understand your instructions immediately. So more clea rly, what I did after restoring mod_rewrite is just changing the URL in the brow ser. Log in or register to post comments Goodness me Posted by damban on June 9, 2012 at 11:40pm June 2012, I just installed D7.14, and had to follow this trick to get clean url s working. It took me a lot of reading to find it. Why is this problem still in Drupal? Ho would a new user EVER solve that problem?? Log in or register to post comments Same for D7 Posted by mt3ch on January 14, 2012 at 1:59am In Drupal 7 the above comment was the answer that saved me. I was following ever y piece of advice that seemed appropriate and clicking the clean URL test button to no avail (took about 4-5 hours on solving this problem). After reading the above comment and simply editing the browser URL manually to a clean URL I finally see it does work and I now see the "enable clean URLs" chec kbox. This isn't a good situation, though, as working clean URLs should be detected by Drupal and it should not keep reloading the page asking the user to press the t est button. I hope this can be fixed in future. Anyway, I'm glad my struggle is now finally over! Thanks to all who posted solut ions. Log in or register to post comments The same situation Posted by AFFLemos on March 13, 2012 at 7:31pm Hi, I had the same situation and solved like that as well. Cheers, Log in or register to post comments Thanks MatthieuP, maxrossello and looseSpark Posted by Jennifer_M on June 4, 2011 at 8:51pm Thanks people - this was the threadlet which rescued me from a dead end!

I've done a bug report, http://drupal.org/node/1178850. Log in or register to post comments Clean URLs on Sourceforge Posted by raffamaiden on April 5, 2010 at 5:07pm For projects hosted on Sourceforge, you will need to uncomment the following lin e from the standard .htaccess file RewriteBase / and then copy .htaccess in your /home/groups/f/fo/fooproject/htdocs folder, wher e "fooproject" is your project UNIX name. Log in or register to post comments Clean URLs on multisite installation Posted by aosiname on May 2, 2010 at 12:47am My Scenario: Using multisite in that I have a main installation of Drupal on my server in /dr upal Created 3 sites to run off a single codebase by doing the following: Create the following sub directories (note the final directory should match the domain name without the "www"): * /drupal/sites/siteone.co.uk * /drupal/sites/sitetwo.co.uk * /drupal/sites/sitethree.co.uk Created a MySQL database for each site and copied the default.settings.php file from drupal/sites/default into each of the directories created above. Renamed each instance of default.settings.php => settings.php and input the corr esponding database login details so siteone.co.uk could connect to its own datab ase and sitetwo.co.uk could connect to its own database and... Visited www.siteone.co.uk/install.php to install and repeated for the other two sites. Read many articles that claimed clean urls would only work if I made a reqrite r ule for each site in the main .htaccess file. No need for that on my server. The only two changes I made were to declare the d rupal code directory like so: ### Declare drupal directory ### RewriteBase /drupal And changed: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] => RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] - note the "/" in the latter. Clean URLS is now working on all three sites.

Through my testing, I must have broken the .htaccess file so I re-downloaded dru pal, copied the .htaccess file and made just those two changes and it worked. My file is attached as a .txt here if you need it as a reference point. Log in or register to post comments Example Posted by xmariachi on May 14, 2010 at 6:32pm Hi, the text mentions it removes the query parameter, but it does not say what is th e expected format of your URL for a regular node. I'm finding that to be, for a default install (e.g. no additions to the URL like the country name ../es/.., etc. ) : domain.com/node/nodenumber such as domain.com/node/1234 just as the nodes on the drupal.org site. I'm looking for SEO friendly URLs for a blog or forum. Is this module addressing this problem? Thanks La escupidera - Blog de xmariachi Blog de Xmariachi|Poesa dad Log in or register to post comments I've got a problem with my Clean URLs Posted by jakery on May 19, 2010 at 9:17pm Mostly, they work. However, on http://www.jacobkking.com/ On the main page, if you scroll to the bottom and click one of the "next page" l inks, the rewrite rule doesn't take effect. Instead of getting http://jacobkking.com/page=1 I get http://jacobkking.com/node/?page=1 which produces a broken link. I'm hosted on GoDaddy and these are my .htaccess settings: RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA] If you think you know everything, you know nothing.

Log in or register to post comments Hi, Please, anybody have Idea Posted by wils.solutions on May 22, 2010 at 5:01pm Hi, Please, anybody have Idea how to get It running on Windows+ IIS? tks Wils Never is to late for refactoring =D Log in or register to post comments Clean URLs on IIS Posted by Sahin on October 14, 2010 at 10:50pm Clean URLs on IIS (http://drupal.org/node/3854) Log in or register to post comments Clean Urls Posted by mseraphim on April 25, 2011 at 12:35pm Hi Jakery, Having exactly the same problem. I understand it's been a while since this post of yours, have you found the answer? can you help me please? Regards, Mseraphim Log in or register to post comments It got fixed, but... Posted by jakery on April 25, 2011 at 1:17pm I don't know if I have the correct answer (see the last paragraph). I do remember that the .htaccess file didn't copy from the drupal install zip to my root web directory. I didn't even know it was provided, so I'd built one on my own, and it was missing lots of important rules. If this is the case for you, make sure that the Drupal's default .htaccess file is in your home dir. I don't even know if that will fix the clean URL problem, though. Another possible issue: I've just looked at my .htaccess file. The line: RewriteBase / Is in the my post in the thread, but is not in my current .htaccess file. I'm no t sure why this would make any difference, but it's possible that this line was causing trouble. I don't know if this line is in the Drupal-provided .htaccess f ile, but you can try commenting this line out and see if it makes any difference . Truthfully, I don't remember how exactly this problem got fixed. A couple months after I posted my issue I completely lost my web site's files and database tabl es (my backups were on a hard drive that had just failed), so I had to start fro

m scratch. It's very possible that I'd incorrectly installed Drupal the first ti me around, and the clean install was the real fix. Hopefully, you won't have to do something this drastic, however. Good luck. If you think you know everything, you know nothing. Log in or register to post comments Thanks but... Posted by mseraphim on April 25, 2011 at 1:36pm Thanks for your comment, but the RewriteBase seems like it is used when your dru pal site is in a subdirectory. ex. Normal installation would be http://localhost /drupalsite and subdrirectory would be http://localhost/subfolder/drupalsite. If drupal installation is in a sub folder, then it would look something like this in the .htaccess: RewriteBase /subfolder In my case RewriteBase / is commented out. I have done so much work on this site and to do it all over again on a new drupa l install is almost not worth the effort. I haven't changed anything in the drupal files except for the page.tpl.php. And that change was to enable no title content types like pages without titles. Mayb e I could make a new installation, copy changed files over, still use the curren t database. don't know it it will work. I'll give it a try and let you know, mig ht takes some time though. Regards, Mseraphim