Fresh Install - Something Has Gone Wrong
I'm attempting to install a fresh install of Vanilla Forums. I downloaded the newest version, 2.1.8. Created a mysql database and a user to access the database. Extracted the ZIP file and uploaded the files to the web host. I've been following the installation instructions step by step. But when I point my browser to the domain and directory of which the Vanilla Forums files resides... I receive the Something Has Gone Wrong error page. I'm assuming that I should be seeing the initial config/setup page where I need to enter the database name, database user and password, etc... but I get nothing. Is there perhaps a reference somewhere that provides a directory/file permissions table? Realistically, I'm at the very beginning of the setup. There shouldn't be any reason that I receive a generic Something Has Gone Wrong message, without providing any information as to what has gone wrong.
You'll find numerous discussions that tell you what to do when you search: http://vanillaforums.org/search?adv=&search=something+has+gone+wrong&title=&author=&cat=all&tags=&discussion_d=1&discussion_question=1&comment_c=1&comment_answer=1&page_p=1&within=1+day&date=
These are things you can do:
My guess would be that you are missing some requirements, but you'll get a more informative error if you follow one or all of these steps above.
The reason why the error has so little detail has also been discussed more often, but I do not really remember the main reasons...
Please revert the changes after you have solved the issue. Your users shouldn't see the level of detail that is provided by them.