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Has anyone had any luck installing Vanilla forums on WebFaction? Although I believe my server meets all the requirements, when I try to access the setup page, I get the "ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS" message. I checked the error logs and they were all empty.

I have used the same package to succesfully install it on two separate machines running Ubuntu 16.04, so I don't believe it's a problem with the software I downloaded.

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asked 06 Nov, 17:50

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Do you have RewriteBase defined in .htaccess? This is commonly the cause of that error on apps which use htaccess for redirects.

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answered 06 Nov, 22:15

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Thanks for taking a look at this.

Vanilla is installed in a directory in my webapps directory. After reading this, I tried setting RewriteBase to /. That didn't work.

I am getting this error, however. (I believe I was looking at the wrong log file earlier.) I tried a few variations of RewriteBase and the entire .htacess to no avail. Emptied the directory, uploaded a fresh copy, and tried again. Same results. Still stumped.

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The original .htaccess file as distributed is here.

The .htaccess after Vanilla has a go at it is here.

(09 Nov, 00:26) kjodle kjodle's gravatar image

I suspect the issue is the use of environment variables in your rewrite rules. Our CGI suexec setup scrubs the environment before it passes the request to PHP.

You might be able to adapt this procedure to get things working....

How do I set environment variables for PHP?

... but if that doesn't work, then you may need to use a private Apache instead of our default setup.

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