Installation - redirect loop

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08 Oct, 2013 01:09 PM


I'm currently trying to install version 3.4.1 (same issue happens with newer version) but when I try to reach the install folder I got the following error message on Chrome: This webpage has a redirect loop

On Firefox:
The page isn't redirecting properly
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

My client have a iPage server.

Sorry for my poor english.


  1. 1 Posted by Phil on 09 Oct, 2013 02:18 PM

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    Someone please?

  2. 2 Posted by Alex on 10 Oct, 2013 06:33 AM

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    I think no one here knows what an 'iPage' server is. Use Apache or Lighttpd.

  3. 3 Posted by Phil on 10 Oct, 2013 11:13 AM

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    I checked and I have alll the minimum requirements.

    What happens s the same thing as:

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Dieter W on 14 Oct, 2013 09:57 AM

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    Hi Phil,

    Are you sure the .htaccess file is loaded correctly?
    Out of curiosity, why using an older Fork CMS version?


  5. 5 Posted by Phil on 16 Oct, 2013 05:27 PM

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    Hi Dieter,

    The htaccess file is correctly loaded.

    I tried the current version of Fork CMS but since it wasn't working I tried with the latest version I used many times before.

    Anyway, it's too late to reply I had to use another CMS.


  6. 6 Posted by vlastik on 28 Oct, 2013 12:41 AM

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    Same problem here. I downloaded ForkCMS 3.6.5, configured Nginx based on the, god redirect loop. So I tried to upload it to a webhosting server with Aaache, but again, redirect loop. It's not possible to install this cms.

  7. 7 Posted by Alexey Zilber on 28 Oct, 2013 01:08 AM

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    Try lighttpd. I fixed the redirect loop in the lighty config.


  8. 8 Posted by vlastik on 28 Oct, 2013 03:00 AM

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    Thanks Alexey, but I just figured out that the problem was not in rewrite rules. I do have disabled cookies by default in my browser so Fork was just redirecting me from install/index.php?step=1 to install/index.php?step=2 and back to install/index.php?step=1.... With cookies, everything works fine.

  9. 9 Posted by kamov on 06 Oct, 2014 07:34 AM

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    same here, redirect...

    I have upload files and folders under


    when I visit http://localhost:8888/forkcms then I am redirect to

    I am trying go to http://localhost:8888/forkcms/install
    but also redirect to http://localhost:8888/install

    I only edit htaccess adding RewriteBase /forkcms/ because I am into a subdirectory

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