Installing Symphony


I’ve been trying to get Symphony running on my web host and I just haven’t been having any luck. Is there anything I should know or system settings I should change? Please help, I’m really interested in this product!


is your “web host” a DreamHost shared server account?

If so, have you installed your own custom PHP or php.ini? You might find some useful help here.



Just to be sure, are you talking about the “symfony” php framework? (



Yes my web host is Dreamhost. I actually have completed the instructions on the link you placed however I still get this error once I try and install.

Warning: main(/home/.moonstruck/spideymizzou/ [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/.moonstruck/spideymizzou/ on line 24

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/.moonstruck/spideymizzou/’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/.moonstruck/spideymizzou/ on line 24


Nope. Symphony the content management system.


That looks like a path issue - did you look at “line 24” to see how the file was being called (DreamHost’s PHP CGI may be causing a different value there if an environment variable is in use).

You might also look through (particularly the first one) some of these related resources.



AH! Thanks! (I wasn’t sure :wink: ) Just disregard those other links I posted - they are for “symfony”. Sorry!



Well it looks like it didn’t create the directory when I went through the install. Almost like the install didn’t even work. URGH! Anyone with any experience with this?