Article ID: 119150, created on Dec 13, 2013, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux


A Joomla website displays the blank screen. However with 'display_errors = On' in PHP configuration, the following error could be observed:

mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Fatal error:  Class 'DateTime' not found in /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/httpdocs/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php online 20

PHP < 5.2 is installed on the server.


Jooma requires PHP 5.2 in order to run correctly. With old PHP version it fails to load some functions that were introduced in 5.2.


Launch '/usr/local/psa/admin/bin/autoinstaller' and install a proper version of PHP.

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