Unable to install, too many opened files in Apache

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  • Abdulrahman Hassoun    ( User ) 1 month ago

    When I open the link in the browser, Apache starts to open too many files/processes of this:
    /opt/cpanel/ea-php73/root/usr/bin/php-cgi artisan help

    This number keeps increasing forever until it reaches a point that freezes the whole server. (100,000+ processes of the same file)

    And the only way out of this is to restart Apache.

    Nothing appears on the browser, nor in the Apache log, it doesn't time out or throws an error, it just keeps opening new process for that file.

    Sometimes, the server manages to go to the next step of the installation, but mostly not.

    I am trying with 2 versions:


    Any help?

  • Denis Duliçi    ( Admin ) 1 month ago

    Have you setup the PHP_BINARY value manually?

  • Abdulrahman Hassoun    ( User ) 1 month ago
    Hello, Denis,

    No, I didn't touch that value, and I don't know where it is
  • Denis Duliçi    ( Admin ) 1 month ago
    Enter the following line at the end of the .env available in the root folder of Akaunting installation and try again:

  • Abdulrahman Hassoun    ( User ) 1 month ago
    This solved this particular problem but introduced another one.

    I had .evn.example and .env.testing

    I copied .env.example to .env and added that line.

    The page loaded fast - no (infinite) number of files are being opened.

    Instead, I got runtime exception:

    No application encryption key has been specified.

    Am I supposed to rename .env and fill in the variables manually? Or is this done through the installation wizard?

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