SMF White screen of death

July 7, 2014 2.1k views


i'm using smf and zpanel on my droplet. domain is and sometimes i have problem with wsod. I read all i can on google and and i still didn't find any solution. My droplet is running on ubuntu 12.04

Some articles mention overselling hosts?

I have 512mb of RAM and i made 512mb swap.

My php config can be find at:

I need help!


4 Answers


Unfortunately this appears to be an issue related to SMF or zpanel. Because neither of these are associated with digital ocean directly you may have better luck reaching out to them for support. Someone here may have some knowledge but there is no guarantee.

Without more information, it's hard to give you an answer. Are you seeing any error messages in your Apache error logs when this happens. Check:

cat /var/log/apache2/error.log

Error log is almost empty :(

I really don't know how to debug..

[Tue Jul 08 20:45:02 2014] [notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart
[Tue Jul 08 20:45:03 2014] [warn] NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts
[Tue Jul 08 20:45:03 2014] [notice] modbw : Memory Allocated 0 bytes (each conf takes 48 bytes)
[Tue Jul 08 20:45:03 2014] [notice] mod
bw : Version 0.92 - Initialized [0 Confs]
[Tue Jul 08 20:45:03 2014] [notice] Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.12 with Suhosin-Patch configured -- resuming normal operations

I allready tried with SMF support, but they said it is problem with overselling host...

I see you have it fixed. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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