How to fix PHP Fatal error: Uncaught --> Smarty: unable to write file
I just setup a new droplet on which I unzipped a prestashop installation.
I get this error when trying to access the admin area:
PHP Fatal error: Uncaught --> Smarty: unable to write file /var/www/testapp/public_html/cache/smarty/compile/9b/4f/93/wrt5513f60bb63d41_15387074 <-- \n thrown in /var/www/testapp/public_html/tools/smarty/sysplugins/smarty_internal_write_file.php on line 46
I've tried the following without any luck:
codesudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/testapp/public_html/
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/testapp/public_html/
tried with permissions 777 over cache folder - still doesn't work
I've found many other users with this problem but none of their fixes worked for me.