I have successfully installed Gibbon on my local Computer running Windows 8 using Xampp. But now I want to install it on a Remote Server using PHP and MySQL 5.6.30 . I have created the necessary Datatabase and Username on the Remote Server using cPanel. The installer is only going up to show Installation Step - 3 Blue Window with mountainous images on the bottom of the window.
How do I fix this problem to move forward?
If you can turn on errors in php.ini, or check your error log, you can get more information about what is causing this error. I guess you do not have gettext installed, which will give an error about the function _().
Let us know what you discover.
The errors are turned on. The webmaster will install gettext by tomorrow and I will communicate thereafter. Regards
Did you get this sorted? I’m having the same issue. Trying to install on my web server and keep getting the Step 3 page loading background and title but nothing else. If I try reloading the page, I get an error message saying that a database connection can’t be established because I entered the wrong credentials. Of course, I didn’t enter any credentials as the fields wouldn’t load. Please help.
What OS is your Webserver running?
Have you turned on error reporting in your php.ini file?
I had the same problem. I’ve resolved it, but this information is for others who may be facing the same. Elsewhere in this forum, it is suggested to:
(1) Install gettext, but this was already installed and is the latest version in my case.
(2) Edit the php.ini file and add extension=php_gettext.dll, but it’s a long file with many sections, so I didn’t know where to insert it.
Looking at the error log (located at /var/log/apache2 on my Ubuntu system), I noticed there was a mysql access issue, so it was unable to create a database for Gibbon. I granted full privileges to myself (as a mysql user for all databases and tables), and when I tried to install Gibbon again, this time it worked.
iqtedar, thanks for kindly sharing your solution here for others to see. This is a most appreciate contribution to our community! Note that giving full access to your user is a security risk, as it could allow a malicious actor to do more harm that if some rights are restricted (e.g. dropping the database entirely). I can’t currently give you a list of all rights that Gibbon needs, but I do know it is not the full set. Something to keep in mind as you move forwards perhaps. Thanks again! Ross.