this is my 10th install of liferay on google cloud. The previous 9 times i've modified it to my specifications. nothing too crazy. and 9 times, i get an error 500 or 503 that renders the server useless so i have to start all over. at first i thought server was too weak so i upgrade from the micro to the standard. same problem. then to top it off, when i activate a new instance, i can't log in with the credentials given to me.
i'm about to give up on bitnami.
almost forgot. this is the 2nd server that's this has happened to. i'm running suitecrm on another box and all of the sudden i get an error 500. i try to restore from a backup from several days back. won't start up as i get gateway timeout: can't connect to remote host.
mind you, i also run suitecrm on a linux box with cpanel and softculous with no problems. :/ argh