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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:16 am 
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I moved my Joomla site (version 1.5) to a new server and get this error when attempting to view the front page :

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500 Internal Server Error
The request was not completed. The server met an unexpected condition.
my_ip_address/~my_username/joomla/ (port 80)
Please forward this error screen to my_ip_address's WebMaster.
Apache Server at my_ip_address Port 80


In the quote above, I replaced the real ip address with "my_ip_address" and the real username with "my_username" to protect my identity. The entire site is placed under the "joomla" directory.

I can, however, access the back end administrator as usual.

I ran a test by inserting some individual HTML file in the "joomla" directory and try to view it through the link "my_ip_address/~my_username/joomla/testfile.html" and it works. It seems like only the files that belong to Joomla in the front end are inaccessible. All these files belong to a joomla site that has been running for a year in another server.

Does anybody have any idea why I got this error?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:06 am 
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Hi,

Not too sure about the error message. However, it would be nice to share how you moved the installation (and content).

I normally do it using Akeeba Backup and Kickstart it on the other server. Never was it that I got an error message.

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Nikky

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:15 am 
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Check to see that URL rewriting is enabled in apache and if it's not check you .htaccess file if it has lines like:
Code:
RewriteRule ^index.htm$ / [L]


That is your problem.

Internal server errors are always apache configuration problems and not related to the source code, 99% of the time.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 am 
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In my experience it is often a plugin that is malfunctioning. Try disabling plugins of modules and components you have uninstalled. or debug by disabling plugins and modules one after the other... remember to re-enable them. so far worked for me.

In my case in one instance a virtuemart plugin virtuemart product snapshot was the culprit. (i had uninstalled virtuemart but did not uninstall the plugin)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:05 am 
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Did you tried to change folder permission to 775 for the following folders?:

cache, logs, tmp & administrator/cache

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