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Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:58 am
by RiCtee
I have been having this problem on Joomla 1.5 for quite a while now but didn't bothered about it since I can manually edit the configuration.php file. I didn't have this problem when I was using Joomla 1.0 though. Anyway when I go into the backend and try to change and save the global configuration I get a 500 Internet Server Error. Here is the full error I get:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@mysite.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Now I want to disable user registration, but I can't find the value in the configuration.php. Any help greatly appreciated.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:41 am
by edisantoso
Hi, I have the same problem. I've posted this issue here, but seems no one able to answer - leave me no choice except edit it manualy :(

I also got problem with joomla 1.5 when I use JA Teline as my default template - unable to submit article from front-end (but no problem at all with joomla 1.0) - I think we need to wait for joomla 1.5.3 ;)

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:25 am
by RiCtee
Does anyone know what is causing this? I know it might be my server configuration. But then what is variable in configuration.php that enables or disables user registration?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:12 pm
by predawnia
I just installed Joomla 1.5.2 and also facing the same error. The only work around is to edit the configuration.php file manually. Anyone knows what is going on? Is this a bug or just a server configuration error?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:49 pm
by appztestr
I am also facing similar issue about saving any setting in the global configuration. It shows- Forbidden You don't have permission to access /administrator/index.php on this server.

So is it something with 1.5 or with shared hosting server? If there is chomd changes, can some one give the link of the article where its been stated to what files need to be changed and their respective chmod settings. Like a general list of files and folders to be changed before doing anything further thru the admin panel.

Regards,

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:31 am
by witit
Here's what works for me. I'm using Joomla 1.5.3, SEF: on, Apache mod_rewrite; on. Just add this line to your .htaccess.

SecFilterEngine Off

Enjoy

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:48 am
by RiCtee
witit wrote:SecFilterEngine Off
Wow that works!! I've given up hope and along you come with such a simple solution. Thank you very much. BTW do you have any idea what caused the problem or what SecFilterEngine does?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:17 am
by Geoff
SecFilterEngine Off
This disables mod_security.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:59 am
by humvee
mod_security is a special firewall type of module integrated into Apache. The exact implications of disabling it are being looked into by the "Security team" at the moment.

http://www.modsecurity.org/ for details of precisely what it does.

Andy

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:12 am
by wordpros
THANK YOU!!! This works great; I've been struggling with this for several days & even did a clean install and then an upgrade to 1.5.4 to no avail. This simple change made all the difference; thanks for the ingenious workaround!

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:43 am
by katoombawarren
I have added the suggested code to .htaccess and it still doesn't work. Are there any other solutions to this problem?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:07 am
by BenJenkin
Also have this problem

Any change to global config leads to the destruction of my confiuration.php.

I tried the .htaccess but that doesn't seem to make much difference.

Any other ideas?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:18 am
by rummers
I went thru the back end in the cpanel and manually adjusted the settings. It's not that difficult too!

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:05 am
by ecomian
I have had the same problem. It seemed to happen suddenly. It seemed be after I backed up my site as a zip archive on my server. All the files in my public.html folder where Joomla lives didn't change. I was using 1.5.6 and updated to 1.5.7 hoping that might fix it, it didn,t. I had to change configuration.php file to put my site back on line.

This issue is why did it happen and how can it be fixed, or is there something I have missed? It seems a few people have had this problem.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:28 am
by rummers
I moved my site to a new hosting provider that only deals with Joomla and now the problem is fixed. I'm not sure on the details but I was told it has something to do with the server settings. Check with your host dude and good luck.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:33 am
by ecomian
I contacted my server, Start Logic, with the following response

We have updated your .htaccess file by inserting :
### MOD Security ###
<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off
</IfModule>

Now the the Global Configuration update is being saved. Please check it on your end.

I checked and it is working perfectly.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:30 am
by zombie4eva
witit wrote:Here's what works for me. I'm using Joomla 1.5.3, SEF: on, Apache mod_rewrite; on. Just add this line to your .htaccess.

SecFilterEngine Off

Enjoy
Hey this really worked for me...Thanks a million... ;)

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:06 pm
by newsiteuser
where is the htaccess file located. I use CPANEL and also access my files through filezilla.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:51 pm
by ecomian
My host did it for me.
htaccess is available on my cpanel as an icon called "htaccess editor"

Otherwise seach help on server, or ask host.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:36 am
by click2shop
Good day everyone

Had the same problem, but in my case I could not save to Global Config, Could not upload any images and could not install new extensions.

After I read this article

http://docs.joomla.org/Cannot_save_Glob ... on_changes

I tried to upload eXtplorer without luck

So I used filezilla to cmod all my folders from root to 777

Then I could save global config, upload, images and install extensions again.

I have installed eXtplorer and so that all my folders owner is nobody.

Now I need to find out how to change the owner and cmod back to original
Any ideas please?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:54 pm
by NikToo
Has there been any resolution to this in 3.0.3 yet? I'm having the same issue but changing the htaccess file doesn't work.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:02 am
by EstherFab
Has there been any resolution to this in 3.0.3 yet? I'm having the same issue but changing the htaccess file doesn't work.
None of the mentioned solutions has helped me. I am running version 3.1.1 and am still looking for a solution but am hoping to find it very soon. If you have found it since then please let me know, I would be very grateful.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:21 pm
by eliezerjerez
Is there a solution?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:07 pm
by dpacadmin
Some installs set the configuration.php file permissions to 444, it is not writable with those permissions. Use a FTP program like FileZilla and set the config file permissions to 644, make your config settings changes and then reset the config file permissions to 444 again.
This is a security setting and the config file can be set to 444 by some security extensions, if that was how it was set you may need to disable this in the security extension before changing the permissions via FTP.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:38 pm
by sutliff
I have changed the permissions for the Config file to 644 but it makes no difference in saving the Global Conf. And I can't save any changes to the Main Menu location either.

I am working in Joomla 3.3.6

Any insight would be appreciated.

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Found the answer - a new browser! FF (34.0.5) wouldn't process the requests. I opened the site in Chrome and it worked like a charm.

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:30 pm
by jbeiter2
I just updated to 3.4.0, perms on configuration.php are 644... I can't save changes in global configuration. No errors, it just does nothing when I click "Save" or "Save & Close"... "Cancel" works.

I tried the mods for .htaccess mentioned in this thread but it didn't help.

Has anyone figured this out? Thread seem stale for this big of an issue.

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ok weird.. saw the previous note and since I was using chrome, tried FF and it worked.. WTH?

Re: Can't Save Global Configuration

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:12 am
by stiaanvm
FINALLY! I just had the same problem with using localhost, XAMPP and Google Chrome. My solution: Open the Joomla Backend in Internet Explorer, saved global configuration there and it was reflected immediately. Hope this helps for you :)