Magento Database Error - Magento Doesn't Install

Posted November 11, 2014 2.9k views


I need to install magento.
I followed this instruction:

After magento was installed with one click (droplet was created) - i tried to login to magento - it went me through installation process, but the gave we an database error.

I realized that magento needs a database, so I followed tutorial for LAMP.
After I did so - i tried to login and continue with magento installation again - but got the same database error, so I continued this tutorial:,.

The last thing I did is:
“Find the lines containing the information for the existing self-signed cert:

    SSLEngine on
    SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.key

and replace the the paths with the location of the files obtained from your certificate authority.

    SSLEngine on
    SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ssl.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/private.key
    SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/"

Then tutorial says enter this command to reboot apache:
sudo service apache2 restart

but when i typed this line into my terminal I got an error message:
root@YBF:~# sudo service apache2 restart

  • Restarting web server apache2 [fail]
  • The apache2 configtest failed. Output of config test was: apache2: Syntax error on line 219 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 19 of /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/magento-ssl.conf: Expected </VirtualHost> but saw </FilesMatch> Action ‘configtest’ failed. The Apache error log may have more information. root@YBF:~# nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/magento-ssl.conf

What I am doing wrong?
How do I fix it?


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  • Hi! Can you post the contents of /etc/apache2/sites-available/magento-ssl.conf? Thanks.

    sudo cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/magento-ssl.conf

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<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
<VirtualHost _default_:443>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/magento

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    <Directory /var/www/html/magento>
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    SSLEngine on
    SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ssl.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/private.key
    SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/   <FilesMatch "\.(cgi|shtml|phtml|php)$">

                SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
    <Directory /usr/lib/cgi-bin>
                    SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
    BrowserMatch "MSIE [2-6]" \
                nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \
                downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
    BrowserMatch "MSIE [17-9]" ssl-unclean-shutdown


Did you find the answer to this?

I had the same problem but put it down to having an SSL Certificate with a Private Key that didn’t match.