VBulletin a few problems

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VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 21. August 2011 18:04

Installed the latest version of xampp no problem fixed all the security problems. I've now set-up my current vBulletin site and moved it to xampp on my local drive which also went fine my problems are since the move.

Images are not resizing
My shout-box just says loading...
When posting topics I cant click any of the icons for example, bold, Insert picture basically all apart from the drop downs in wysiwyg block

All of these things work on my hosted web space not on xampp any one know why?
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby JonB » 21. August 2011 20:36

I guess saying that the best place for THESE answers

Images are not resizing
My shout-box just says loading...
When posting topics I cant click any of the icons for example, bold, Insert picture basically all apart from the drop downs in wysiwyg block

would be a vBulletin forum, won't be the desired answer.

The possible answers could be - some PHP options or dependencies are not present or not enabled. there also might be third party programs that need to be installed,

As for XAMPP/PHP errors - I suggest you start by looking in your Apache error log. Many Forum scripts have a debugging mode where the admin can see what's going wrong - I'd look into that. If a Forum script has robust error handling, it won't crash (which would write errors to the server error logs)

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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 21. August 2011 21:32

Guessed something is missing myself because its the exact same installation as what's on my host. Posted on here because maybe someone had ran into the same situation and new the answer. No errors
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby Altrea » 21. August 2011 21:36

I think thats a vBulletin configuration issue and that the vBulletin Support board is the right place to ask.
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 21. August 2011 22:17

Thanks for the replys fixed it myself silly of me really, I put the wrong url into this.

Code: Select all
Forum URL
URL of your forum.
Note: do not add a trailing slash. ('/')


Now that Ive finished installation everything and followed the security steps is it safe to publish my site?
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby Altrea » 21. August 2011 22:25

ANTH040 wrote:and followed the security steps

Which security steps do you have followed?
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 21. August 2011 22:37

All the XAMPP SECURITY whats normally say unsecured
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby Altrea » 22. August 2011 03:25

You mean the XAMPPsecurity site?
If so, then: No, thats not enough to secure your XAMPP enough for public use.
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 22. August 2011 08:32

Yes that's what I mean So there is some other made out steps to follow? Or is there a safer package available?

I know its meant to be for developers, I found this because I was looking for an easy packaged way to install as im pretty clueless.
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby Sharley » 22. August 2011 09:49

ANTH040 wrote:I've now set-up my current vBulletin site and moved it to xampp on my local drive which also went fine my problems are since the move.
Normally you just can't move or copy a hosted forum (or any hosted complex script) complete and expect it to work an an XAMPP installation.

This also applies if you try and move or copy a forum script initially installed in XAMPP to a hosted service for very much the same reasons.

This is caused by Linux type paths and settings not being compatible with those in an XAMPP installation - the DocumentRoot for example is different in XAMPP compared to your hosted installation.

In my experience and therefore my advise if you want to use XAMPP for developing your VB is to install VB from a download from VB and create your database using phpMyAdmin.

Then when you have it working in XAMPP go to your hosted VB and export your data from the database using phpMyAdmin and import that data into your XAMPP instance of VB using the phpMyAdmin included in XAMPP.

IMHO, the security settings in XAMPP will not affect your running of VB locally.

You would need to take extensively more security precautions if you decided to open your VB to the public from your local XAMPP server PC and it is this that is not recommended as XAMPP is really not suited as pointed out with an alternate link in Altrea's signature.
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 22. August 2011 10:34

Sharley wrote:
ANTH040 wrote:I've now set-up my current vBulletin site and moved it to xampp on my local drive which also went fine my problems are since the move.
Normally you just can't move or copy a hosted forum (or any hosted complex script) complete and expect it to work an an XAMPP installation.


To be honest it works perfectly apart from mail set-up and attachment upload I can live without these. How I did it was ftp download from host ftp upload to local export host DB import local DB. The only problem I seen was my fault with the wrong url. What I cant live with is the security issues its not worth it im not into the production side and only wanted to host it from my own computer instead of paying £50 quid a year for hosting is this "Zend Server (CE) for production environment" easy to set-up and good option for me?
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby Altrea » 22. August 2011 11:19

ANTH040 wrote:only wanted to host it from my own computer instead of paying £50 quid a year for hosting

Remember that:
- a hoster has a far better internet accessibility than your home computer
- a hoster take all the effort for server security
- that electricity for your home computer alone can cost more than £50 a year in 24/7 running time
and there are hosters which are cheaper than £50 a year.
Thats worth it, i think.

ANTH040 wrote:is this "Zend Server (CE) for production environment" easy to set-up and good option for me?

Yes, it is easy to set-up and yes it could be an opinion.
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Re: VBulletin a few problems

Postby ANTH040 » 22. August 2011 11:51

Its not an important site although I still value security of the members and ofc my own. Im running a media server that's about 30-40 watts which also runs other things like team speak server. I would have to work out if its an option as I have my hosted site till april. The media center is on most nights anyway so having it running all day, well I will have to do some calculations on a yearly bill.
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