Joomla 2.5 install


I am having trouble with the install for Joomla 1.7 / 2.5 on a Virtualmin account (3.89.gpl) where it hangs on the first stage of the install and cannot proceed past language selection. I have checked the error logs and there is nothing in there.

Has anyone had a similar issue at all?

Many thanks


I tried it (on CentOS 6) and didn’t see any issues at all. (but then you didn’t really provide a lot of information in your post :slight_smile:


Just to be sure, where the error logs you looked at located in $HOME/logs/error_log?

Also, which PHP execution mode are you using? That’s in Server Configuration -> Website Options.

Lastly – we’ve sometimes seen issues with certain webapps running in PHP 5.3. If you edit $HOME/etc/php.ini, and set “cgi.fix_pathinfo=0”. That can fix some issues you may run into.



Thanks for your responses, greatly appreciated. In terms of details, I’m at a loss as to the error so more than happy to find out.

I couldn’t find the execution mode, is this in php configuration?
Also there is no error log in logs, just nodelete.
Changing cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 had no effect



I have the same issue as the OP but I have a little more information.

I have a website which just got hacked, I am sending out 503 responses while I fix the problem.

In order to prevent more attacks, I have started a new server CENTOS 6.3 with web+virtualmin with a different structure (my current server uses CPanel+WHM). Most of my sites are Joomla (sigh…).

I created a new virtualserver but I have not switched nameservers, my zone file is still pointing to the hacked one. I opened an sftp session under denisaubin in order to copy the joomla packaged in zip format, which I then exploded under public_html.

When I get to the language screen and click next, this is the browser error msg I get:
[11:55:56.962] OPTIONS [HTTP/1.1 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable 496ms]

It seems that during the install, rather than trying to resolve a local address, Joomla resolves to the name I gave to the virtual server.

When I use the preview function in Virtualmin, I get the following URL:

I believe there is an incompatibility between the way Joomla installs and Virtualmin’s generated urls…is there a way I can tell virtualmin not to resolve to the virtualserver name?

Any other ideas?