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matt Jun 2 '15

I am having some trouble with migration to a different server. I am moving my oxwall from a shared host to a dedicatd centos server.

With webmin for a GUI - I have setup a virtual host in apache.

I think I am having trouble with the routing..

we have moved the file system and db into the new server, as a subdomain. And can see the index page of oxwall, but not any other page.

I have mod_rewrite enabled in the apache conf
    ServerName oxwall.myserver.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/oxwall/
    #Redirect / https://oxwall.myserver.com/

<Directory /var/www/html/oxwall/>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All

and in the htaccess...


Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On

AddEncoding gzip .gz
AddEncoding gzip .gzip
<FilesMatch "\.(js.gz|js.gzip)$">
  ForceType text/javascript
<FilesMatch "\.(css.gz|css.gzip)$">
  ForceType text/css

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_updates/index\.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_updates/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_cron/run\.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/e500\.php
#RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.xml|\.feed|robots\.txt|\.raw|/[^.]*)$  [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.xml|\.feed|robots\.txt|\.raw|/[^.]*)$  [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) index.php


my config.php has :-

define('OW_URL_HOME', 'https://oxwall.myserver.com/');

and I have tried (but with no luck) to place (in the .htacess)

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !https://oxwall.myserver.com/$

Can someone please help me figure this out?


The Forum post is edited by matt Jun 2 '15
matt Jun 2 '15
Trying to get to the admin panel, gives this error....

Not Found

The requested URL /admin was not found on this server.

The Forum post is edited by matt Jun 2 '15
matt Jun 2 '15
Okay, well my apache virtual setup is working properly. If I do a clean install of 1.74 it all works. But my production site, which I am migrating, is currently on 1.73. I can try doing an upgrade, and seeing if my plugins still work with the new core.

But, Can I please get a zip of 1.73 core. So that I can do a fresh install of 1.73?

matt Jun 2 '15
Update - The above is not working. It is simply refusing to rewrite to https - Bizzare.

I have searched the forums, and tried any advice I can find. But nothing is working. Any clues?

ross Team
ross Jun 2 '15
Matt, the issue you have is caused by the htaccess rules you're trying to apply to open your subfolder as a subdomain oxwall.myserver.com

You need to do that not via .htaccess but as a subdomain. You will need create such subdomain in the cpanel and point it to the oxwall subfolder (/oxwall) where the migrated software is. 

matt Jun 3 '15
Hi Ross,

Thanks. I understand. The subdomain points to the /html/oxwall folder. But the constuction of the subdomain in webmin does not (cannot work) as


only as


This is because the public site sits in the root of the server. All other scripts are provided for, only, in the subdomain.

The non secure version of the site works fine


but not


So I am assuming that the ssl config is doing something to the rewrite.

I know you guys dont support server setups. I am just confused as to how to get oxwall to play well on a server with a)multiple scripts and b) SSL

So I am perplexed as to how to make this work.
ross Team
ross Jun 3 '15
I'm sorry Matt, you confused me. 

Did you create a subdomain oxwall.mysite.com?

Did you point it to the oxwall subfolder?

I believe "YES" to both questions as your site works under http but your .htaccess condition for the site to work under https breaks the site. Is it correct?

matt Jun 3 '15

Quote from ross I believe "YES" to both questions as your site works under http but your .htaccess condition for the site to work under https breaks the site. Is it correct?

Yes! Thats right.
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