I installed CraftCMS. All files are uploaded, chmod done, and everything else. I visit the page http://example.com/admin to go through setup and I get the message "Service Unavailable. Our site is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

  • I checked .htaccess and the config file. All is well.
  • I changed isSystemOn from "null" to "true". Same message.
  • I contacted my host to see if Craft will run on the server. All requirements are met.

Since this is a Craft message it seems pretty clear that the database is being connected to but nothing is happening. Any assistance would be great.


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Had similar issues. Found the problem was in the .htaccess file. Without code fixes, visit http://example.com/index.php/admin instead of http://example.com/admin

Then fix your htaccess file later.

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