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#1 2019-08-01 23:15:02

bob chadwick
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Registered: 2013-08-14
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Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

I lost my entire site so I upgraded and am doing a new install on Godaddy.  I got past the first hurdle (PHP version) and am now getting the message "Unable to write to backlight/modules".  I followed the instructions from the link upgrading to write permissions, first for just the Data folder but when nothing changed all of the folders using Godaddy's built in File manager. 

I continue to get the same message.

Any ideas?

http://norcrosspics.com/backlight/installer/

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#2 2019-08-03 04:48:20

bob chadwick
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

Does anyone have any insight on this?  I'm basically stuck.

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#3 2019-08-03 18:39:18

Ben
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Registered: 2012-09-29
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

Hi Bob, have you tried changing the permissions on the backlight/modules directory?

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#4 2019-08-03 21:34:54

bob chadwick
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

I did using Godaddy's dashboard and then using Filezilla.  I first changed the permissions to 755, followed by 777 and both get that same message.

Unable to write to backlight/modules. Make sure that this directory can be writen to by the server.

I've seen some references to putting the Backlight files in a directly called /public_html but when I've tried this, the website isn't found.

Last edited by bob chadwick (2019-08-03 21:55:21)

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#5 2019-08-04 00:30:08

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

all of your website files should go into the public_html folder


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 2 test site, Pangolin test site

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#6 2019-08-04 05:33:13

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

bob chadwick wrote:

I did using Godaddy's dashboard and then using Filezilla.  I first changed the permissions to 755, followed by 777 and both get that same message.

Unable to write to backlight/modules. Make sure that this directory can be writen to by the server.

I've seen some references to putting the Backlight files in a directly called /public_html but when I've tried this, the website isn't found.

The folder name is host specific. It might be /public_html, /htdocs/, or something else. You can see this in your host's cpanel where the domain is mapped onto a directory.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

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#7 2019-08-05 10:17:06

bob chadwick
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

Thanks for the tip.  I'll check it out.

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#8 2019-08-12 23:28:32

bob chadwick
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Posts: 172

Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

All right.  I finally got some time to spend with this.  Evidently I'm on an old server due to the time I've been with Godaddy and am running Linux and not cPanel.  Does this matter.  Should I upgrade to cPanel?

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#9 2019-08-12 23:42:02

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
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Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

Here are the hosting requirments:

Hosting
    Linux OS
    Apache server
    PHP 5.4 or newer
    SQLite and PDO modules enabled

Make sure that they meet the requirements. PHP 5.4 is pretty old so they'll probably be running php 7
I don't know that having CPanel has anything to do with it.


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 2 test site, Pangolin test site

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#10 2019-08-12 23:54:53

bob chadwick
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Registered: 2013-08-14
Posts: 172

Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

Thanks Rod.  I have the correct PHP version but will check with them on the others.

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#11 2019-08-13 04:48:59

bob chadwick
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Registered: 2013-08-14
Posts: 172

Re: Installing Backlight 2 - Godaddy

Got the basics going.  Turns out that the write properties were not set properly.  I wasn't doing it right in Filezilla.

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