Thanks for the help Dave! I wasn't exactly sure how to check real vs
virtual paths. I did look at the variable $wgScriptPath and saw it was set
I have had a small breakthrough based on your suggestion of trying to
access static images and the like. Originally I entered the url:
I still received the same 404 error. However when I enter in the url:
The images load. In fact I can even access the index.php file via (although
in a very barebones format):
So it is definately some sort of pathing issue. Based on reading the manual
of variable $wgScriptPath, if I change the default value from "/wiki" to
the allowed value of "relative path", along with all other dependent
variables, do you think it would solve the issue? (I'm trying it out anyway)
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Dave Humphrey <dave(a)uesp.net> wrote:
A few quick things you can check:
- Check your real and virtual paths. Most wikis seem to use the real
path "/w/" and have a redirect of "/wiki/" to
for nice URLs.
- Ensure that your path /wiki/ is readable/executable by Apache.
Easiest way to check if you have ssh/root access is to sudo as the
- Similarly ensure that index.php and the rest of the Wiki path/files
are readable by Apache.
- Ensure your Apache/web server is correctly setup. Try access static
files (images, CSS, etc...) from within the wiki path and make sure
they are accessible.
- If you've modified your Apache/web server configuration make sure to
On 28 September 2012 09:58, Andrew Jablonski
I have a GoDaddy hosted linux server where MediaWiki was installed.
Whenever we go to our website however, we receive a 404 error message:
The requested URL /wiki/index.php was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use
ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I'm confused as to what the problem could be. When I FTP into the server
and go into the wiki folder, the index.php file is present. All the
necessary components (php, MySQL, etc) are all installed. I have looked
the localsettings.php file and everything appears
to be correct.
My interpretation is that for some reason, upon initializing the script
cannot locate the index.php file. I have been parsing through various php
files but nothing looks out of place to me (although I could be wrong as
am new to this).
Any help would be tremendously appreciated,
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