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Check logs

To find out the problem, you have to check error log files.

EspoCRM error logs

EspoCRM logs are located at <ESPOCRM_DIRECTORY>/data/logs/*.log and contain some error information.

Apache error logs

For Ubuntu server an apache error log is located at /var/log/apache2/error.log and contains all error information. The location of log files can be different on other systems.

Check system requirements

At Admiistration > System Requirements. It's important to have all required extensions installed.

Scheduled Jobs are not working

Problem #1: Your crontab is not configured

  1. Login via SSH to your server.

  2. Configure your crontab by following these steps.

Note: Crontab should be configured under web-server user, e.g. crontab -e -u www-data.

  1. Wait for a while and check Scheduled Jobs to see if any jobs were executed (see a Log panel).

Problem #2. Crontab is configured, but Scheduled Jobs are not working

To make sure there are no errors when cron is running, try to run the cron command in a terminal:

  1. Login via SSH to your server.

  2. Go to the directory where EspoCRM is installed. E.g. for /var/www/html/espocrm directory the command is:

cd /var/www/html/espocrm
  1. Run the crontab command:
php cron.php

Note: It should be executed under web-server user. If you are logged in as root, the command should be (e.g for Ubuntu):

sudo -u www-data php cron.php

where www-data is a web-server user.

  1. If there are no errors, check Scheduled Jobs to see if any job was executed (see a Log panel).

Running rebuild from CLI

Sometimes you need to run rebuild from the command line interface when the application is not loading.

sudo -u www-data php rebuild.php

www-data is a web server user.

EspoCRM is not loading after upgrade

This can happen sometimes on some shared hostings.

Check permissions of the files: /index.php /api/v1/index.php

They must be 644. If any of those file has permission 664 you need to change it to 644. Use your hosting's control panel or chmod command.

chmod 644 /path/to/file

More information about file permissions: here.

MySQL error: The server requested authentication method unknown to the client

MySQL 8.0.4 has changed default authentication method to caching_sha2_password which is not supported by PHP. This issue can be solved by this solution.

Emails are not being fetched

  1. Make sure cron is running. You will see the error notification on the main administration page if cron is not running.
  2. Check EspoCRM log (data/logs) and server logs for errors.
  3. Check log at Administration > Scheduled Job > Check Personal Email Accounts. Make sure there are no records with failed status.
  4. Check log at Administration > Scheduled Job > Check Group Email Accounts. Make sure there are no records with failed status.

Enabling debug mode for a logger

To enable debug mode for log, edit the file data/config.php and change the value:

'logger' => [
    'level' => 'WARNING',


'logger' => [
    'level' => 'DEBUG',

Admin password is lost, can't log in

Available since EspoCRM 5.8.3.

Run the following command in CLI:

php command.php SetPassword [username]

where [username] is a user name, e.g. admin.