@hillel, I have a question. I gone to the hyperlink that you provided, your version is 5.1.62 and the one that we installed yesterday night twice was 5.1.65 - c48 — should I been using your hyperlink since we are having issues with ours? I have another posting for help regarding uploading files, which you added a post.
EDIT! CAME UP WITH A GREAT EASY SOLUTION FOR INSTALL ON ALMOST ANY SERVER. WILL HAVE UPDATED BLOG POST SOON.
So, cloudways says I can’t run sudo commands on ubuntu. So should I just assume I can’t use invoice ninja v5 because there is no way for me to install it? If thats the case, I guess I’m forced to try and look for something else for my invoicing.
I’m not even on a shared server. I pay for my own server. And even then, I can’t even follow these shared server instructions because he’s having the same troubles as me.
I have invoice ninja 4 and used it for years. The problem was trying to install freaking version 5 which is completely different. At first I thought I could install it using softactaculus, and although I connected my server fine, it refused to install there using remote softaculus account. I thought I was being smart.
So then I stumbled upon a 3 minute video from the invoice ninja youtube where he clearly just installs the files, even though I read in documents you can’t just ‘install the files and set it up’. Yet, he did it in the video! Why isn’t that mentioned in the documentation? I was beating myself in the head over this. And even here, upon asking, no one told me it was that simple…??
So after WEEKS I simply installed the files and went to /setup and low and behold It seemed I could setup just fine. and I went thru each testing process where I was cleared and connected until I got to the bottom and started to create my account. and then when I submitted ALL the info that was acccepted and working fine, instead of creating my new account on my server, the screen refreshed BACK to the setup page and did not make my account at all. no warning, no errors, just reverted back to the setup page. and it did it twice! I gave up at that point. I just gave up.
I gave in and purchased the pro plan for version 5 on the hosted invoice ninja website and am still having a few issues. I imported my json file from v4 self hosted, to v4 hosted. then migrated that to version 5 and now I’m having weird issues with version 5 I’m trying to solve with the customer service!! I want to pull my hair out.
I’ll try and self host down the road when v5 is much more stable and if it becomes easier to install without all these bugs I see everyone else has with installation too.
All in all, I guess its worth the headache because I do love Invoice ninja when compared with competitors. I"m just curious now…what happened to proposals in version 5?? that was the entire reason I made the switch to invoice ninja in the first place years ago…ugh…
I am trying to install invoiceninja v5 latest version.(Ubuntu 18) During installation, i choose “log” as driver, then i gave user details. After clicking it is loading nearly for 10 minutes. Then it shows “404 not found” error. In error log it shows ‘db fails’ error. But in .env file, database details are stored correctly and database tables are creating (but inside the table no values are stored)
Can you please help how to solve this problem?
you are better with v4…this v5 feels like a waste of time…just one small thing and it breaks, forcing you to re-install and reconfig all over again. I was just glancing through the invoice design options after thinking of creating a background for the invoices, i toggled HTML mode for clean and playful in the list in the customize & PREVIEW…after that, noticed the preview were blank, then error 500, loading phantom error etc…now nothing i can do to fix this error. I regret going through the invoice preview…
this error is common as i see many users complaining