Installation does not work

Hi!i’m trying to install OJS 3.2.0-3 on my linux hosting.

First of all some important info,
I have buy the hosting windows/linux with php7 and database Mysql.
For an error i have delete a default file on my file manager linux (a file version.php)

But i have extract all the file ojs-3.2.0-3.tar.gz in “domain”/
i have created also the required directory for uploads files and set in the running installation like this “domain”/files
I have insert all the rest of information but give me this error.

> Errors occurred during installation The directory specified for uploaded files does not exist or is not writable.
I have check the folder (files) and is ok with write permision.

Another problem when i try to select database mysql it’s listed in brackets and i don’t know why,so i can only select MySqLi.

So…someone can help me to understand the problem.
i have created a no-correct folder?
it’s a problem for the deleted file version.php?
it’s a problem that i have buy a double server windows/linux?

Thx so much…and for bad english…i’m Italian! :slight_smile:

hello Ser: you must use mysqli otherwise you will have many errors, regarding the directory “files”“domain”/files", you must be like this
/domain/files . as I understand it. I hope I helped you.

hi juan,
thx so much for the replay.
i’ve just try this setting and the error remain always the same.

Errors occurred during installation The directory specified for uploaded files does not exist or is not writable.

I realy don’t know why…:frowning:

This is step can be a bit difficult. Please note that you need to start from the root of the server. What matters is not the URL but what is on your server. Also you have to create the ‘files’ folder beforehand.
When you connect to your server with an FTP application, what do you see?
With some servers there’s an additional folder
in my case it’s
which needs to be included in the path. Maybe your hosting can help you?

Hi all,

Note that the directory for uploads typically should not be something inside www or public_html – that’s dangerous unless you protect the directory from direct access with a .htdocs file or something similar! But otherwise @alaskadream’s hint is correct – look in your server’s file manager or FTP login to check what paths look like on your server.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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