I'm struggling to set up a Linux home server following the instructions
on www.linuxhomeserverguide.com. I know that some of the instructions
are out of date by a few years and have been working my way through
updating and finding appropriate downloads as I go. (Yes - I'm a
complete noob with Linux !)
I've installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, can access it fine from my Windows
pc via Putty and have Webmin running as well. I've installed apache2 and
believe I have installed phpvirtualbox as well.
I can connect to the standard apache2 page from my windows pc which
shows that this is working fine by typing 192.168.1.60 (Address of the
I can't seem to get to the log in page for phpvirtualbox though. Using
Putty, I can enter:
sudo /etc/init.d/vboxweb-service status
and get a response of
Checking for VBox Web Service ...running
Yet, when trying to access the login page from the windows pc (using
firefox), I have tried all of the following (which gives away some
frustration and the noob-ness), all with the same result:
All come up with "Unable to connect - Firefox can't establish a link to
the server at ....." (what I would describe as firefox telling me I have
pointed it at something that doesn't exist)
Any clues would be much appreciated as this has now taken about two days
of my life :-(
If you need any further info, please let me know what and how to get it.
Many thanks and your patience with a muppet much appreciated.
Can you check the contents of /var/log/vbox.log? (i.e. cat /var/log/vbox.log)
I suspect you'll find the last line looks something like:
Which, if true, will lead us to this dead end:
Shame, because heretofore PHPVB has been a fantastic bit of software.
If I find a resolution I'll be sure to let you know...
If you're still having trouble, and it is the SOAP error as suggested in my previous post, then I've some good news having experimented a little further this morning.
Firstly, you'll need to use the IP V6 version of localhost in /etc/default/virtualbox:
Yep - just two colons as opposed to "localhost" or 127.0.0.1 or whatever. The configuration of PHPVB can remain as is...
Having just re-read your initial post, I may have run away with things a little - are you saying that you can't connect to the initial page of phpvb? If so, that'll depend where you've actually installed it! Assuming pointing your browser at http://192.168.1.60 gives a valid response (i.e. Apache is up as you suggest), and assuming you've unzipped the phpvb source to /var/www/phpvb, then you should be after http://192.168.1.60/phpvb/
Also, bizarrely found that Chrome doesn't seem to work with phpvb any more - not sure about Firefox - but I've been able to get it working with IE11 - which is odd!
Hope this helps,
I am brand new to phpvb and a bit lost with this SOAP issue.
I downloaded the latest Ubuntu Server, Apache2, PHP and obviously the phpvb files from here, earlier today. Now this "SQPmp #### SOAP FAULT: [SOAP-ENV:Server]" seems to be my issue too.
The thing is that when I open the /etc/default/virtualbox file there is NO mention of VBOXWEB_HOST= at all.
Am I misunderstanding your suggestion?
Please explain exactly where and what to do with VBOXWEB_HOST=::
Not to worry gentlemen. all sorted!
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