Can't get OJS to install

A few months ago I got the OJS system to successfully install on my stack (PHP 5.6, MariaDB, Nginx, Ubuntu 14.04). But it suddenly stopped working, and now I can’t re-install it, not even a fresh install.

I get to the install page: But when clicking the “Install Open Journal Systems” button, and get redirected to I get a 500 error.

I’ve done the installation steps (giving 777 permission to uploads, cache, public and many times, and even changed my virtual machine. No luck, any help?

Hi @luandro,

Have you checked your server’s error log to see if it contains more details?

Note that 777 permissions are never safe to use – there’s more specific information in the FAQ over how to handle permissions.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

I have problems like you Mr.
do you have solve it mr?

I am also facing same issue.

it’s redirecting on -http://localhost:8000/index.php/index/install/install

This page isn’t working

localhost is currently unable to handle this request.


Anyone can help me?

While installing ojs3 getting below error:

/index.php/index/install/install - Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysqli_connect_error() in /opt/lampp/htdocs/ojs-3/lib/pkp/lib/adodb/drivers/

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Please Check error_log

i face this issue too : (