blank pages when on https

Posted November 4, 2013 11k views
I have a Ubuntu 12.04.3 server with Apache2 and Zpanel installed. For one of the domains on this server I ordered and SSL Certificate and installed it. Everything seems to work fine but when I visit the website in https I just get a blank page... without any source code. When I click the cert button next to the domain name it shows the certificate and verified by GeoTrust. Because of ZPanel i figured out I had to alter the /etc/zpanel/configs/apache/http-vhosts.conf file and add the -settings Because it didn't work I also altered - /etc/apache2/ports.conf (added Virtualhost *:443) - /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl (added the cert and key files) Has anyone some suggestions to solve my blank page issue?

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I believe it is an PHP issue... When I create a .html page it works correctly, but a .php page stays blank.
This is an error I see in my log files :
PHP Warning: Unknown: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/var/zpanel/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/domain_com/index.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/zpanel/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/domain$) in Unknown on line 0

PHP Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in Unknown on line 0

PHP Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required '/var/zpanel/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/domain_com/index.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in Unknown on line 0
It seems like an error with zPanel's configuration. Try creating a thread here:
solved it, myself... thanks anyway
DigitalOcean seems to attract a lot of zPanel users. For the benefit of people that might encounter the same problem in the future... what was the solution?
a typo slipped in while altering the /etc/zpanel/configs/apache/http-vhosts.conf file... It was hard to find because the nano editor didn't show that part of the file because the text was too wide.