Nuts nuts...

www.example.com works, but when accessing www.example.com/index.php/template_group, or any other pages, EE gives No input file specified-message and nothing therefore works. Version 2.5.3 with Channel Images, likEE, Wygwam...

but what makes this very very odd, is that the site worked just fine 3 months ago when i was working on it. Now its dead end.

What might be the issue?

EDIT: Was a serverside issue, host made updates on server, so therefore stopped from working. I got email from them and check all later today, but did try fastlink to one i remember, and it worked as before - so i think they fixed their own hassle :)

  • Is this an upgraded installation or clean install? Do you have a .htaccess file? If so, what's in it? Can you access the templates in your default template group (the one marked with the pink asterisk in template manager)?
    – Ian Young
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 19:09
  • Have you checked or run through any of the troubleshooting suggestions from the documentation (which sites no input file specified): ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/installation/…
    – lealea
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 19:10
  • Please post your resolution as an answer below and accept your answer as the correct one by clicking the checkmark to the left of the answer after submitting.
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 16:03

2 Answers 2


Pete, have you tried adding a question mark to your URLs? ie: example.com/index.php?/template_group?

Try that, if it works, you need to add the question mark to your index.php or set Force Query Strings to "Yes" in Admin > Output and Debugging.

  • this was going to be my answer as well.
    – CreateSean
    Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 15:54

Was a serverside issue, host made updates on server, so therefore stopped from working.

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