I was able to login into Admin and see the website albeit without any data or graphics.
shortly I received this message:
Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons
I don't have a
/errors folder in my Magento root directory.
Exception errors are stored as number named files in
var/report/ except if the directory permissions are so messed up that Magento either cannot write there or tries to store its cache in the system
Use an sftp client to locate and read the files in the
The hack used in Magento 1.x to show the stack trace on screen instead of writing it to a file is a security hole if not reversed on a live site. The best example available in the old Magento forums was a stack trace posted with clearly visible login credentials. Bad if you get a Google Dork (archived stack trace) off it.
For Magento 2,
/errors/local.xml is moved to
Copy local.xml.sample to local.xml and make modifications to fit your server environment.
For Magento 2.0, error folder is not located in Magento/errors but in pub/errors/ So, just like Magento 1, to enable printing errors we need to rename pub/errors/local.xml.sample to pub/errors/local.xml
You can also turn on Magento developer mode by entering this line in Magento CLI
php bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer
Now you can refresh the error page and the error log will be something like this
Recoverable Error: Argument 1 passed to Mage_Eav_Model_Attribute_Data::factory() must be an instance of Mage_Eav_Model_Attribute, instance of Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Attribute given, called in /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Customer/Block/Address/Renderer/Default.php on line 114 and defined in /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Eav/Model/Attribute/Data.php on line 59 #0 /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Eav/Model/Attribute/Data.php(59): mageCoreErrorHandler(4096, 'Argument 1 pass...', '/var/www/vhosts...', 59, Array) #1 /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Customer/Block/Address/Renderer/Default.php(114): Mage_Eav_Model_Attribute_Data::factory(Object(Mage_Eav_Model_Entity_Attribute), Object(Mage_Sales_Model_Order_Address)) #2 /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Customer/Model/Address/Abstract.php(337): Mage_Customer_Block_Address_Renderer_Default->render(Object(Mage_Sales_Model_Order_Address)) #3 /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Customer/Model/Address/Abstract.php(326): Mage_Customer_Model_Address_Abstract->format('html') #4 /magento/app/design/adminhtml/default/quickcheckout/template/sales/order/view/info.phtml(163): Mage_Customer_Model_Address_Abstract->getFormated(true) #5 /magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(241): include('/var/www/vhosts...')