Today the site was down for a few hours after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS. Ajenti-v was not able to work immediately, due to PHP version upgraded from 5.6 to 7.0. Here is the solution.
There are a few items you need to take note:
- the package ajenti-v-php-fpm is now ajenti-v-php7.0-fpm
- install php7-mysql
- if you cannot access your admin portal, or it’s shown with only the navigation bar, or the “connecting” grey screen, you may *try* to reset all custom settings by running
Shell1apt purge ajenti*
Take note of the output and reinstall back those that you need, such as
Shell1ajenti-v ajenti-v-mysql ajenti-v-nginx ajenti-v-php7.0-fpm
- your main site, if it is in php probably won’t work now; but if you have static content site, it’s probably working. This is because the php-fpm is used to generate FastCGI, and that hasn’t been updated for each of your website configuration.
For this, you need to go to Websites > Your Website > Content, the first item is likely shown as “[^/]\.php(/|$) unknown“. Take note of all your parameters, like min/max processes, PHP .ini values, Custom configuration, etc. Copy them in your notepad. Then remove this item.
Finally, add back the new PHP 7.0 FastCGI.
- Test and see if everything else runs fine.
That’s it. Hope your site is up and running againg. Also recommending the DigitalOcean SSD cloud server I’m using costing only $5 a month, sign up and receive $100 credit here.