Can't install - permissions to write installation issue
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:34 AM
I am trying to install the copy we purchased on a dev link to commence working on a client project but it will not install.
I tried the eval tool and everything passed but I keep getting:
Error creating data file. Please make sure that the installation directory and all its subdirectories are writable for PHP.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:02 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:52 AM
I placed it in the "demo" folder because I could not grant 777 to the root (because there is a .protect folder in the root). There is only the lemonstand files in the demo folder, nothing else.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:32 AM
I get the same issue with permissions in the root of the subdomain, that's why I had moved it into a subfolder to test. Is there no way of just downloading the entire site files like i.e. WordPress so I can upload them?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:40 AM
Can you display a screenshot of your directory structure with permissions?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:41 AM
Honestly, I would contact your Web Host and see if they can provide any help. Since 777 is set to the root folder and demo there is no reason that the installer shouldn't work.
Could you tell us who your hosting provider is?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:10 AM
You could try installing it locally then copying the files and DB to the server. You might run into the same permissions error again, but worth a try.