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"no input file specified" error in Joomla – Fix it Now ?


This article covers how to resolve Joomla error "no input file specified" which occurs due to issues with the installation.

To fix this error:

  • You can login to back-end and check the "Global configuration -> SEO Settings". 
  • Switch off Search Friendly URLs. 
  • Now all menu links should work fine.

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Install Joomla in CloudPanel - Step by Step Process ?


This article covers how to Install Joomla in CloudPanel control Panel. Basically, Joomla  is a free and open-source content management system for publishing web content on websites.


Step by Step how to setup Joomla 3.9 with CloudPanel:

1. Login via SSH to the server e.g. with john-ssh and go to the users tmp directory:

$ cd ~/tmp

2. Download and extract the latest Joomla 3.9 version.

$ mkdir ~/tmp/joomla-3.9 && curl -sL https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla3/3-9-25/Joomla_3-9-25-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz | tar xfz - -C ~/tmp/joomla-3.9/

3. Move files to the htdocs directory of the domain:

$ cp -R joomla-3.9/* /home/cloudpanel/htdocs/www.domain.com/

4. Reset permissions.

$ cd /home/cloudpanel/htdocs/
$ clpctl system:permissions:reset www.domain.com 775

5. Clean up the tmp directory.

rm -rf ~/tmp/*

6. Open your domain in the browser and go through the installation wizard.

7. Done! Joomla 3.9 is now installed.

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Undefined index notice in Joomla - Fix it now ?


This article covers how to resolve Undefined index notice in Joomla. A notice, in PHP terms (PHP is the scripting language that powers Joomla), is more or less a complaint. For example, if you're using a deprecated function such as ereg_replace (by the way, we have had quite a few sites with the ereg_replace() is deprecated notice that we needed to fix) then PHP will complain with a notice.
A notice may also be displayed if you're trying to use questionable casting that PHP thinks will not return the result that you want (for example, if you try to forcefully cast an array into a string).

To fix this Joomla warning:

Change PHP's error reporting in the .htaccess file to hide all errors.
You can do that by adding the following code to your .htaccess file:

php_flag display_startup_errors on
php_flag display_errors on
php_flag html_errors on

The above code will ensure that no error whatsoever will be displayed on your website.

Note that if you have an Error Reporting setting in your configuration settings other than "Default", then this setting will override the error reporting defined in your .htaccess.
For example, if your Error Reporting is set to "Maximum", then the above code in your .htaccess file has no effect.


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JFTP Bad response error in Joomla - Best Method to resolve


This article covers how to fix JFTP bad response error in Joomla for our customers.
When trying to install new extensions in Joomla, some users might come across some errors indicating a “Bad Response”, where the extensions are not successfully installed.

These errors include:

-JFTP::mkdir: Bad response
-JFTP::chmod: Bad response
-JFTP::store: Bad response

To fix this error, You could try to change the chmod permission to 777 (755 the default chmod) of your configuration.php file, and also the corresponding directory recursively.
To do this, modify the configuration.php file.
Simply search for the FTP settings within this file and input the FTP login details in the following fields:
public $ftp_host = '';
public $ftp_port = ’21’;
public $ftp_user = ”;
public $ftp_pass = ”;
public $ftp_root = ”;
public $ftp_enable = ‘1’;

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WordPress vs Joomla - Which is Better


This article covers the comparisons and differences of both WordPress vs Joomla. Basically, both WordPress and Joomla is an option for web hosting providers as options for web development tools. 


Choosing a Content Management System (CMS) is an important decision that can have huge repercussions for your website. 

There are a number available, each with their own pros and cons, and fanatical fanbases pulling for their chosen platform. 


A detailed comparison (WordPress vs Joomla):

1. Search engine optimization

If we compare the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) capabilities of both platforms out of the box, Joomla takes a slight edge due enabling its users to set meta descriptions and keywords for new articles.


2. Security

Due to its popularity, WordPress has a giant target on its back when it comes to security vulnerabilities.

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Joomla 503 service unavailable


This article will guide you on method to fix #Joomla #503 service unavailable which occurs due to web traffic or bad PHP scripts or corrupted #modules.

A 503 Service Unavailable Error is an HTTP response status code indicating that a server is temporarily unable to handle the request. This may be due to the server being overloaded or down for maintenance. 

To Fix an #HTTP #Error 503:

1. Reboot your server.

2. Check to see if your web server is going through maintenance.

3. Fix faulty firewall configurations.

4. Sift through your server-side logs.

5. Comb through your website's code to find bugs.

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Joomla error displaying the error page


This article will guide you on steps to resolve #Joomla #error displaying the error page which occurs due to trouble in the configuration file or a corrupt #database.

After you have determined the correct database settings, you are ready to update the configuration.php file. 

To do this, follow these steps:

1. In the FILES section of the cPanel home screen, click File Manager:

2. Navigate to the directory where Joomla is installed.

3. Right-click the configuration.php file, and then click Edit.

4. Locate the $db variable, and then replace the value with the name of the Joomla database that you obtained in the previous procedure. 

For example, if your database name is username_joom123, modify the text as follows:

public $db = 'username_joom123';

5. Locate the $user variable, and then replace the value with the database username that you obtained in the previous procedure. For example, if your database username is username_joomuser, modify the text as follows:

public $user = 'username_joomuser';

6. Locate the $password variable, and then replace the value with the database user's password. For example, if your database user's password is example_password, modify the text as follows:

public $password = 

7. Locate the $dbprefix variable, and then replace the value with the database table prefix that you obtained in the previous procedure. 

For example, if the database table prefix is jos_, modify the text as follows:

public $dbprefix = 'jos_';

8. irm that the $host variable is set to localhost as follows:

public $host = 'localhost';

9. Click Save Changes.

10. Use your web browser to go to the Joomla site's URL. The site should load.

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Content Encoding Error content_encoding_error


This article will guide you on steps to resolve #Content #Encoding #Error (content_encoding_error) which makes the server returns a #gzip compressed object, but the content is actually text.
The  cause of this error message is a #web server whose #HTTP response headers indicate that it will be responding with one type of encoding, but instead responds with a different type of encoding. For example, what is commonly seen is that a web server returns a gzip compressed object, but the content is actually text.

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