prestonascott wrote:Problem solved, and I think I know why this problem is so common... To find the path to my tmp directory, in the backend I clicked help -> system info -> php info, then i search the page for the letters "tmp".
I locate the following line:
I then went to my global configuration, clicked on the server tab and entered the following line:
The error continued and i noticed when looking at the path which came from the php info file that it included a ":" right before "/tmp". I confirmed that path does not exist on my server but "/var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/tmp" does so i removed the ":", saved it, and tried to install a component again and it worked.
My point is, the path that you get out of the php info file may be slightly off so simply use your ftp client to browse through your sites directories to confirm that every character in that path is legitimate.
im not sure if this helps, but thats why I was getting that error.