I made a backup of the website and after some time Whenever I try to view the site through my browser it redirects to the magento install page. It was working fine previously and suddenly this happen. I checked the solution regarding to it on stack exchange and found that i dont have app directory in root folder to modify any file . Please help me to fix this problem.

  • The chief cause of this is a missing or misnamed local.xml file in app/etc/ - this file is responsible for database connection details and cache settings. or local.xml file is missing Jun 26, 2017 at 18:09
  • otherwise local.xml files any other configure file example ( local.backup.xml) Jun 26, 2017 at 18:11
  • @RamaChandran i have checked that server through FTP but there is no app folder Jun 26, 2017 at 18:11
  • That is the problem. Please check app folder moved to any other folder. Jun 26, 2017 at 18:13
  • @RamaChandran i have found that app folder was in other directory so i should just place it where it was ? Jun 26, 2017 at 18:19

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I think your app folder moved to any other folder. please check move to root directory.

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