So I recently bought a very cheap host just to run a not-important website on it. but when I login to admin, it shows

The website encountered an unexpected error, Please try again later.

message, since its a shared host I checked into my cpanel for error logs, there were just two errors regarding my .htaccess files (in root and also sites/default/files) regarding FollowSymLinks not being available here, so I commented out those lines and all error logs now are gone. but still I get the error message after I try to login.

I contacted the webmaster regarding FollowSymLinks and he said we are using SymLinksIfOwnerMatch .

however with or withought FollowSymLinks I still get the error message while my error logs in cpanel is empty.

Any Ideas or hints?

  • well I get this error for like 2 days – Sohail Oct 2 '13 at 12:43
  • is your .htaccess file readable by webserver? – arpitr Oct 2 '13 at 12:43
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    can you check the last error logged in your watchdog db table – arpitr Oct 2 '13 at 12:53
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    let us continue this discussion in chat – arpitr Oct 2 '13 at 13:14
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    Thanks for the affort guys, the issue was db damage, I reupload the dump and it works fine again, arpitr please leave an answer so i can select it as the right one – Sohail Oct 8 '13 at 9:34

If you are not able to login then you can try checking the logged error directly looking into your database watchdog table.

In your case:As per our chat you were missing watchdog table so importing the database back helped you.

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