I am installing LampCMS for the first time on my SiteGround server. I am new to this type of software and am having a great deal of difficulty with the installation. I have followed the installation guide to the letter but when I attempt to access the index.php file from my www folder, I get this:
Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/johnath4/public_html/lampcms/www/index.php on line 78
Do you have any recommendations for how I can fix my installation issue?
Any feedback is appreciated.
This error means that php cannot understand the "\" character. This is a namespace separator.
One possible reason for this error is that your php does not support namespaces.
But since you said you have php 5.3 then it must understand namespaces.
The only other possibility is that maybe you uploaded php file using binary transfer mode in ftp server and some extra characters got added to a file during the upload.
Also right now I'm almost done with coding the PR1 branch. You may want to try that branch instead, it's somewhat easier to install - the rewrite rules are optional and much simpler.
On github you will find https://github.com/snytkine/LampCMS/tree/pr1