I just upgraded to a new server with more (adequate) resources to run moodle. When I attempt to install all server checks have status of "OK". However on the next step the install hangs. Rather than spitting out the typical list of "successful" components being installed. I just get a blank page with
displayed. When I refresh the browser, I am taken to a "Plugins check" screen. At the very bottom is a button "Upgrade moodle database now". This takes me to another blank page with one line on it, I refresh it changes the line, with every refresh it appears to be going through the database upgrade line by line. I can continue this for approximately 100 lines before it hangs completely (returning a truly blank page with no text).
I did a test install on my local MAMP server and everything went fine. I thought maybe the php script on my real server was timing out so I increased the max_execution_time in my php.ini file. This didn't help at all.
Does anybody else know what would be causing this? I have searched for many hours with no joy.