Infinite loop detected in JError [PHP version Solution]

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Infinite loop detected in JError [PHP version Solution]

Post by amorset » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:35 pm


I moved a Joomla 1.7 installation and database to a new server and got an 'Infinite loop detected in JError' error message.

There are a lot of posts regarding this.
None of the answers I found solved the issue and mostly focused on the configuration.php file.

The solution I found was that the PHP version on the new server was incompatible with Joomla 1.7.
In cPanel servers the PHP version setting is accessed through the MultiPHP Manager.
In my case the server PHP version had been set to PHP 7.1
By setting this to PHP 5.4 for the domain - the error resolved itself and the website came back online.

I wanted to added this comment to one of the other topic posts on this issue, as a help to anyone else encountering it, but they are all closed.

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Re: Infinite loop detected in JError [PHP version Solution]

Post by toivo » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:49 pm

Thanks for the update. Many sites encounter this issue if they have not been migrated to a supported version of Joomla when the host upgrades the environment to PHP 7+. Some hosts offer MultiPHP Manager but some don't.

BTW, Topics are automatically closed if they have not had any activity for two years.
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