News feeds don't resolve

The Boonex News feed on the default home page and in Admin don't resolve. I just see the moving disks. I'd like to get it right before building the site and I'm hoping someone may be able to save me several hours of frustration. The question has been asked before but no solution was offered.

I'm trying out VESTA Panel and it's looking pretty good. I've installed Ubantu 16.04 and two versions of PHP (5.6 and 7.2) I have two versions of dolphin running and they both installed like a charm. There are no errors in the Admin/Tools/Host section, however it does say the Apache rewrite module is undefined. I did a manual check and it says the module is shared.

If it wasn't for the news feeds I'd say everything is perfect. I could remove them, but I feel the problem may cause other issues later.

I'm using Letsencrypt which seems to be working okay.

Any suggestions?

Quote · 18 Jun 2019

 

however it does say the Apache rewrite module is undefined

 My server has shown the same thing since I set it up about eight years ago. Don't think that is an issue.

Web-server: Apache/2.4.18

  • rewrite_module - UNDEFINED (try to check manually: apachectl -M 2>&1 | grep rewrite_module)

I did have the same thing happen long ago on one site that was new, but I removed the block and the site never skipped a beat. I never thought any more about it.

Hope you resolve your issue.

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Quote · 19 Jun 2019

It may be related to SSL.  If you are using SSL, try changing the site to just plain HTTP and see if that makes a difference.  Look at this forum post, scroll to bottom and you will see my replies and the fact that it was never addressed by Boonex.  https://www.boonex.com/forums/topic/Forum-feed-doesn-t-display-in-SSL-mode.htm

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Quote · 19 Jun 2019

 

 My server has shown the same thing since I set it up about eight years ago. Don't think that is an issue.

 

Thanks for that. I was reluctant to press on but that's a bit reassuring.

@Geek_Girl's post is also interesting but As I don't use the forum feeds on the home page, that may not worry me either.

I'll continue building the site and see what happens if anything.

Thanks

Quote · 20 Jun 2019

These are all of the urls in dolphin for the feeds used throughout dolphin. They all resolve for me.

https://www.boonex.com/notes/featured_posts/?rss=1#4

https://www.boonex.com/notes/featured_posts/?rss=1

https://www.boonex.com/market/latest/?rss=1

https://www.boonex.com/market/tag/translations&rss=1

https://www.boonex.com/market/tag/templates&rss=1

https://www.boonex.com/market/featured_posts?rss=1

 

If they do not resolve for you, then i would be looking into the server configuration. Firewall, security software, ect. Something is blocking the url.

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Quote · 20 Jun 2019

Thanks Deano,

The problem is on my server, not the demo site. Vesta has a firewall, but I haven't investigated it yet. I really don't want to go any further while some parts of the site don't function properly. My problem is knowing where to start.

I always remember dBaseII that had a Trace facility where you could run the program and step through it line by line to see what each line did, or refused to do.

I'll keep looking.

Quote · 21 Jun 2019

This is what I have noticed.  If you have your site set up for https and you visit using the http then the News feeds won't resolve.  So check your address bar and see if it states http or https.  Even with the header.inc.php file set to https:, going directly to the http port 80 results in News feeds not being able to load.

If this is the case for you, then you need to redirect port 80 to 443 for your website.  There are a couple of ways to do this depending on how you are set up on your server.

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Quote · 24 Jun 2019

The site seems to be loading okay as HTTPS.

I did add the following rule to .htaccess at the suggestion of ProfessorSir some time back.

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.mysite.com/$1 [R,L]

If I recall, nothing happended until I added the rule, but the problem with news feeds actually started from the outset - When the clean script was loaded onto the server and running as http.

I'm sorry for this flurry of problems, but I'm trying to move my site to a secure server and eventually update it to 7.4, something I can't do on my old Sentora Panel . Vesta isn't perfect, but it's free.

 

Quote · 24 Jun 2019

Let me suggest that you wipe the new server and reinstall everything with Virutalmin.  Virtualmin will install dependencies if any are missing.   Virtualmin or Webmin, is the only control panel I would consider installing on a server.  Virtualmin is a little easier for noobs at setting up virtual servers than webmin; it keeps all the stuff about the virtual servers separate.  I would go with Nginx and MariaDB instead of Apache and MySQL and use php-fpm as the fast cgi processor.

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Quote · 25 Jun 2019

Once again, apologies for taking so long to get back to you. One of our members has Virtualmin on his server, but I think it's been set up incorrectly I like Sentora's Shadowing or Vesta's Login/Logout for each site, but when I used the guys Virtualmin, I constantly found myself in the wrong site. I also found Virtualmin overly complex for someone like myself who wants to get a site running and worry as little as possible about the server. 

Of all the panels, I find Sentora the easiest to use, but the developers have lost interest and it hasn't advanced to PHP7. I've also heard it has security issues.

Vesta is also good, but I agree with Deano and yourself that the Dual PHP's are causing all my cron issues.

I found the Virtualmin forum excellent. Sentora is touch and go, but Vesta is difficult to get an answer from.

As I'm only practicing, I'll give Virtualmin another try, but after my friend losing the entire contents of his public_html, I am a bit nervous. I asked the forum if there was a log, but it seems there isn't

Thanks

 

Quote · 26 Jun 2019

I was just about to do the install when I noticed this comment on the Virtualmin site:

Only one PHP version is supported, and Virtualmin will pick the highest version available on the system. This typically means that PHP v4 scripts

cannot be run.

https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/web/nginx

That concerns me because I need to run two versions of PHP. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Quote · 26 Jun 2019

 

Of all the panels, I find Sentora the easiest to use, but the developers have lost interest and it hasn't advanced to PHP7. I've also heard it has security issues.

There is another reason it has not been upgraded to PHP 7 yet. See their post here. http://forums.sentora.org/showthread.php?tid=3705

Seems they are waiting for a update to SUHOSIN. Apparently they can't move to php 7 support until SUHOSIN does.

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Quote · 26 Jun 2019

 

I was just about to do the install when I noticed this comment on the Virtualmin site:

Only one PHP version is supported, and Virtualmin will pick the highest version available on the system. This typically means that PHP v4 scripts

cannot be run.

https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/web/nginx

That concerns me because I need to run two versions of PHP. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

 
Should be supported. https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/web/multiplephp

https://www.deanbassett.com
Quote · 26 Jun 2019

Viurtualmin is just a control panel.  For me, I just use webmin but if I have clients that need to log in, then I will set up Virtualmin to keep them out of the server stuff.

 

Virtualmin will report any php that you install on the system.  The way it works is that you install each version of php that you need along with all of the supporting things such as php-cli, php-mysqld, php-fpm, etc.  Each php version will go into a separate directory on your hard drive; that keeps them different.  If running php-fpm as the fast cgi, then you give each a different port or a different socket; that allows them to run together on the same system.  Then you choose what version you want to run by either the vhost file (Nginx is the server block), or if Virtualmin, you just say, use this php version.

 

What I like is that you get a control panel so you don't have to use the command line for everything but it does not become a resource hog like Plesk is.  I just installed php 7 on a server with webmin that had php 5.6.  I go to the php section of webmin, add in the new path for the PHP 7 ini file and it displays it so that I can edit the config file without having to use vi editor (don't care for nano).

 

I did look at vesta and went to their demo but it just seems limiting to me.

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Quote · 26 Jun 2019
 
 
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