Had absolutely no issue with an older version of their host on the installation and running a Craft CMS site.

This one has been a bear

Is there a step by step on best way to install

The only real difference I see is MariaDB, yet they assured me it was just a top layer of MySQL

cPanel Version 66.0 (build 23) Apache Version 2.4.27 PHP Version 5.6.31 MySQL Version 10.2.9-MariaDB Architecture x86_64 Operating System linux


  • Can you describe the specific issues you're running into? – Brad Bell Sep 29 '17 at 22:38
  • Could not find your craft/ folder. Please ensure that $craftPath is set correctly in ... – Ida Sep 30 '17 at 12:18
  • Tested this on an Older version of their hosting a client had, and it worked fine. So purchased their new VPS 2000 Hosting and trouble since – Ida Sep 30 '17 at 12:20
  • MariaDB is not a layer on top of MySQL; it's a 100% compatible drop-in replacement for MySQL, from the same forked code base, by the original author of MySQL. Craft CMS 2 & 3 both work perfectly with MariaDB, so it's likely something else. In any event, here's my suggestions for hosting: nystudio107.com/blog/web-hosting-for-agencies-freelancers – andrew.welch Apr 1 '18 at 0:28

Could not find your craft/ folder. Please ensure that $craftPath is set correctly in

This is usually one of 3 things:

  1. The path to the craft folder defined in your public index.php file in $craftPath is incorrect.

  2. The path defined in $craftPath is correct, but PHP doesn't have permissions to go into that folder and open index.php.

  3. Your php.ini file has open_basedir restrictions in place that prevent PHP from opening that folder.

  • It was the second. Thanks Brad! up up and away we go by the grace of this great forum! – Ida Oct 2 '17 at 23:28

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