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Installing Symfony on a 1&1 shared host

Symfony needs php5, and 1and1 defaults to php4.

Add the following lines to your .htaccess:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

So:

Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI[[BR]]

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>[[BR]]
  RewriteEngine On[[BR]]

  AddType x-mapp-php5 .php[[BR]]
  AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php[[BR]]

  # uncomment the following line, if you are having trouble[[BR]]
  # getting no_script_name to work[[BR]]
  RewriteBase /[[BR]]

  # we skip all files with .something[[BR]]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \..+$[[BR]]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.html$[[BR]]
  RewriteRule .* - [L]
[[BR]]
  # we check if the .html version is here (caching)[[BR]]
  RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA][[BR]]
  RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA][[BR]]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f[[BR]]

  # no, so we redirect to our front web controller[[BR]]
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L][[BR]]
</IfModule>[[BR]]

# big crash from our front web controller[[BR]]
ErrorDocument 500 "<h2>Application error</h2>symfony application failed to start properly"[[BR]]

You do not have access to the php.ini on Linux sharedhosting, however you can create a php.ini file in your web root with overrides

File: web/php.ini

magic_quotes_gpc = off
magic_quotes_runtime = off
magic_quotes_sybase = off

On shared hosting a database will be created for you on a seperate host when you use your Control Panel. Be sure to change this hose in your databases.yml.

databases.yml
all:

propel:

class: sfPropelDatabase
param:

phptype: mysql
host: db1090.perfora.net
database: dbxxxxx
username: dbxxxx0
password: xxxxxxx

You should also update the propel.ini with the new DSN.

Note that all symfony commands need to be prefixed with php5 as that is the name of the PHP 5 binary on the server.

If you are installing symfony into a subdirectory on the host, refer to InstallingSymfonyInASubDirectory