Site Restoration

#34091 renaming kickstart doesn't work

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PHP version
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CMS Version
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Kickstart version

Latest post by [email protected] on Monday, 23 November 2020 04:08 CST

[email protected]


I'm trying to restore a site on a new server using kickstart 7.0.2 pro. I then get the message that it's an insecure setup urging me to rename the kickstart.php file. But when I doing that the browser simply states: File not found.

I've tried with the core version of kickstart - but still I get the File not Found-

What's wrong - and how do I proceed with restoring my site



Akeeba Staff

Rename kickstart.php to a different name which does not include kickstart in its name, e.g. asertearg.php. Then you need to change the URL you use to access that file from to

If you have already tried that please let me know what you renamed kickstart.php to so I can give you a more accurate reply.



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[email protected]


I'm sorry I didn't got to delete my ticket. It seems that my server has some sort of caching. I worked when I manually deleted the pro-version from the wastebasket...


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