ISPConfig3 Dashboard Mostly Empty After Reboot

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 11/01/2021 at 12:41 PM



After a reboot, the ISPConfig dashboard login isn't loading. The page is mostly empty.
The /var/log/syslog showed PHP errors.

Secondary issue, the WordPress web sites set to system default, were displaying their CSS but not their page data.
The Wordpress sites, that were specifically set to a version of PHP were displaying fine.

$ php --version
< 8.0 returned>

Ubuntu 20.x should not be using version 8 by default.

$ sudo su
<enter password>
# update-alternatives --config php
<choose the number option for 7.4.x, click <enter> >

# update-alternatives --config php-cgi
<choose the number option for 7.4.x, click <enter> >

Back in a web browser, the ISPConfig3 dashboard immediate came up. However, the wordpress sites, still could not load content.

# reboot

After the reboot, all services were normal.

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