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Screencast: Installing SilverStripe on a cPanel Host


In this, the first SSbits Screencast I will take you though the process of Installing SilverStripe on your CPanel hosting enviroment. It's actually very simple once you know how and can be completed in a matter of minutes! 

If you have any questions or comments leave them below!

Aram Balakjian avatar

Aram Balakjian

Aram is a web developer running London based agency Aab Web. He has a strong passion for developing attractive, usable sites around the SilverStripe CMS.

  • MRKDevelopment
    21/11/2010 8:06am (7 years ago)

    I tried this an it didnt work for me.

    I have a few weird errors and I think it could be this version of silverstripe.

    Currently my admin wont work because it cant find jquery.

    It also doesnt find images in my upload folder. They appear in the backend but I cant see them. I get page not found for all of them.

    .htaccess is on and mod rewrite. everything else in my site works fine.

    Its all very weird and I think it is a shot in the foot for SS for me using it. Having simple issues like this that give no helpful error feedback really is frustrating.

    If anyone has any ideas on how to fix these problems im all ears.


    ps: Im using hostgator reseller platform.

  • Aram Balakjian
    21/11/2010 10:49am (7 years ago)

    Hi Mrk

    Make sure that your assets folder has 777 permissions, likewise for the uploads folder. I totally forgot about that in the screencast. Hmm need to figure out how to get that in there...

    Let me know if that solves ur issue

  • MRKDevelopment
    21/11/2010 10:49am (7 years ago)

    CommentsSolved the problems buy doing the following:

    1. Re installed silverstripe. I didnt FTP any files this time.

    2. Cleared my old database and instead of loading my local one I left it blank and manually migrated the data.

    3. For the image problem I found this:

    I looked in my assets folder and changed the data accordingly and it ended up working.

    I would add this asset change to your setup instructions.


  • Darren-Lee
    10/04/2011 10:22pm (6 years ago)

    Nice vid should do more of them! Tutorial Vids are the way forward!

  • theRoom
    08/08/2011 4:48pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Aram, I'm having problem with the requirements in the file permission, here's what I get:

    User '' needs to be able to write to this file:

    The file is currently owned by ''. We recommend that you make the file writeable.

    I tried to create the file 'silverstripe-cache' in the 'tmp' directory in the 'public_html' giving to 'tmp' and ''silverstripe-cache' 777 permission, but no luck at all! Any idea?

  • Aram Balakjian
    08/08/2011 4:52pm (6 years ago)

    HI theRoom,

    Try creating the silverstripe-cache folder directly in the rot of the site, so inside public_html and giving it 777 permissions.


  • theRoom
    08/08/2011 5:02pm (6 years ago)

    Solved! in case someone else has the same issue the solution is here:

  • Adil Aliyev
    28/01/2012 10:06pm (5 years ago)

    How about to set up SilverStripe as a module for cPanel? I think most hosting companies will use it and it can help for spreading SS :)

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