Joomla With Apache Virtual Host Setup: Error Displaying The Error Page

Posted September 9, 2017 3.4k views
MySQLApacheJoomlaLAMP StackCMSUbuntu 16.04

I’m running multiple webservers on my droplet, using multiple cms services. I’m setting up my first with Joomla. I’ve read the documentation and put the newest distro in /www/$URL$/public_html/joomla and have changed the $URL$.conf in /sites-available/ to reflect this directory. However, when I go to $URL$, I get the error “Error displaying the error page”, and not the expected Joomla setup gui. The internet seems to say there is a problem with my configuration.php, but I seem only to have a configuration.php-dist, and when i created a .php to write to, the error still popped up.

Any help is much appreciated.

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I would recommend following the steps here on how to how to troubleshoot common Apache issues on Linux Server: