Site's configuration cannot be changed through Joomla: Could not save data. Error: Could not write to the configuration file

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2016-11-16 12:52:22 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 12:09:05 UTC

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Site's configuration cannot be changed through Joomla: Could not save data. Error: Could not write to the configuration file

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux

Symptoms

Joomla application was installed through Subscriber’s Control Panel > Applications > Joomla > Install. Configuration of site's preferences through Joomla's Administrative interface fails with error when I try to save the changes: http://domain.tld/administrator/index.php > Global Configuration > Save

    Could not save data. Error: Could not write to the configuration file

Cause

PHP is runing in Apache mode in domain preferences.

Resolution

According to Joomla Troubleshooting Guide :

Get your web server to run PHP as CGI or FastCGI

So change the PHP handler of the domain from Apache module to FastCGI in Plesk Control panel->domains->domain.tld->hosting preferences->PHP .

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