Firstly, I can’t overstate it enough how unimportant this is, just a curiosity more than anything - I am not a competent or regular web dev.
So I’ve dabbled with Drupal in the (distant) past, I thought it was pretty good - though I ended up doing my ‘business’ websites just using HTML, PHP and CSS.
Fast forward to now, I installed Drupal on my shared server via a very cheap company (IONOS) and it appears not to load the CSS and receives “500 Internal Server Error” when I tried to go deeper into the directory, to look at settings, etc.
- I installed it by downloading the drupal zip (latest)
- extracted using 7zip and threw them on the server.
- When the upload was done (filezilla), I went to the website and the install seemed to go smoothly, with only a minor issue, which didn’t seem to be important (below).
- Immediately after finishing the install, I was presented with a CSS’less page.
When I deleted all files, I noticed it was difficult to delete ‘sites’, ‘sites/default’ and other structures below that. I ended up deleting them individually, no bother really, but odd.
The default permission when uploading locally to server seems to be 604, if that helps to know.
So like I say, really not that important, just a bit curious really!
check the directory permissions are 755. Try toggling aggregation on or off.
if aggregation is on it compresses your css/js and puts that compressed file in sites/default/files
so if that path is inaccessible or 500 errors it may indicate a permissions error, or a botched .htaccess directive somewhere down that path.
Wow, I’m tickled that you responded Wendell, didn’t expect that
I’ll do exactly what you say and respond with any success/fail result.
Just while I’ve got your attention, just wish to say well done with the weekly news show and podcast version. It’s become part of my routine now and I thoroughly enjoy the delivery and content - you three are a peculiar combination that seems to work really well, a bit like Top Gear used to (UK Vehicle related show). Keep up the good work.
you might be able to pull error_log from the site root and see “what” the 500 error is complaining about. But usually its permissions or something like that.
Thank you, I’ll do that.
So far I’ve clean installed with clean db, then 755’d the directories, but still no joy. I don’t give up easy though.
OK, so a little update, it ‘could’ be to do with the FTP account login I was using, so I’m just deleting the current install, then I’ll re-install using the new details. I’ve checked and the only htaccess file will be the one that the drupal install includes.
Like I said at the beginning, this is really low priority!
Here’s what I get so far.
Does the web developer tools in your browser list any files that are not loading, or any debugging info?
I think that’s what I’ll try next, thank you for the reminder, Firefox is pretty good to use isn’t it.
I’m having to put this on hold, as I need to build my office, before I get kicked out the current one