We build. You grow.

Get best community software here

Start a social network, a fan-site, an education project with oxwall - free opensource community software

Please help :( The requested URL /install was not found on this server. | Forum

Jan Nolan
Jan Nolan Aug 30 '16
Note: I can give access to my server, if just someone could find out what is the problem with me not being able to start Oxwall installation.

Hi all,

I'm a novice with web servers and Oxwall software.

What I have managed to do is I have rented an Virtual Private Server running CentOS. Also, I've now installed Apache, MySQL (MariaDB) and PHP.

Tried to follow installation instructions from many sources, but I am still stuck with this error message below.

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

Comes whenever I try to launch the Oxwall install.

My .htaccess file is as follows:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
AddEncoding gzip .gz
AddEncoding gzip .gzip<FilesMatch "\.(js.gz|js.gzip)$">ForceType

text/javascript</FilesMatch><FilesMatch "\.(css.gz|css.gzip)$">ForceType text/css</FilesMatch>
!-fRewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}
!^/index\.phpRewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}
!/ow_updates/index\.phpRewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}
!/ow_updates/RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}
!/ow_cron/run\.phpRewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.xml|\.feed|robots\.txt|\.raw|/[^.]*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule (.*)

My DocumentRoot is /var/www/html

In httpd.conf I have enabled AllowOverRide all

Any help very much appreciated and please let me know what content would you need to see from my server in order to figure out a solution.

Thank you in advance.

The Forum post is edited by Jan Nolan Aug 30 '16
ross Team
ross Aug 31 '16
make sure mod_rewrite module is installed and enabled on your server
Jan Nolan
Jan Nolan Aug 31 '16
Hi Ross. I had added this to the httpd.conf because it did not exist

#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so now produces the index.php result from the folder DocumentRoot = "var/www/html" this is where Oxwall was installed.

So it does not run the install, but instead runs the index.php file?

Result on screen is:"PHP was here." (my code makes that) and then is the list queried of modules.


Now I got past that, and install runs (somewhat) ending to this error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'class' (T_CLASS), expecting identifier (T_STRING) or variable (T_VARIABLE) or '{' or '$' in /var/www/html/oxwall/ow_core/singleton.php on line 13

What I did was that I had edited the httpd.conf and added virtualserver as suggested here:


And I so added this:

ServerAdmin admin@your-domain.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/oxwall/ ServerName your-domain.com ServerAlias www.your-domain.com Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All ErrorLog logs/your-domain.com-error_log CustomLog logs/your-domain.com-access_log common

Where I had replaced my server with  <-- can one use IP address btw?

And also run this: wget -q -O /dev/null http://your-domain.com/ow_cron/run.php


I think I will give up with Oxwall. I just cant get it working and I am getting frustrated.


The Forum post is edited by Jan Nolan Aug 31 '16
ross Team
ross Sep 1 '16
what is your php version? 
Jan Nolan
Jan Nolan Sep 1 '16
Hi ross,

PHP 5.4.16 (cli) (built: Aug 11 2016 21:24:59)



ross Team
ross Sep 1 '16
1.8.4 version works with 5.5 php version , plesae see our requirements: https://developers.oxwall.com/hosting
anton Sep 5 '16
I also can't install oxwall with MAMP Pro 4.0.1, mod_rewrite enabled, chmod -R 777 also done.
ross Team
ross Sep 6 '16
What is exactly the issue? Why can't you install it? At what step do you experience difficulties.