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Started by ShaneTFletcher, May 05, 2012, 13:19:22 PM

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So, I used my WAMP to local host my Joomla website which had Virtuemart 2 installed, everything was running perfectly. I decided to upload a new Joomla e-commerce website which I was hoping VM2 can be installed, so I uploaded Joomla using Filezilla.

I am using the web host which is free and not to bad of a hosting.

Anywho, my problem with VM2. When I go onto the extension manager and choice the VM2 folder (com_virtuemart.2.0.6.tar.gz) and selected upload. It suddenly says "No data received" - "Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.". I am using Google Chrome.
I researched this problem and found that changing the folder is a .zip, not .gz. I did this and when starting to upload, it seems like its actually working. After several minutes, the web page is still loading and doing nothing. After around 3-4 minutes the page refreshes itself and nothing happens, back to square 1.

I wanting to see if its my web host so I decided to upload some random template and a random module, they seem to work just fine.

I contacted 000webhost to increase something in the php.ini (I forgot what the option is to change :( ). I have not had anything back from them.

Has anyone got any ideas why this is happening?




Hi Shane, I had similar problems when updating to 2.0.6
What you need to increase in the php.ini is the execution time.
The default is at 30, on my local MacBook Pro (testsite) I needed 60, on the website where I host my live site a lot more, 160 !
So, please try to set execution time to a larger value and retest.
(And don't forget that you have to restart the Apache Server for the setting to take effect !)



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