Moving Joomla to new server, get "500 Internal Server Error"

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henryvuong
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Moving Joomla to new server, get "500 Internal Server Error"

Postby henryvuong » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:16 am

I moved my Joomla site (version 1.5) to a new server and get this error when attempting to view the front page :

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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Re: Moving Joomla to new server, get "500 Internal Server Er

Postby nikkyg » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:06 am

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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Re: Moving Joomla to new server, get "500 Internal Server Er

Postby MrBeeblebrox » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:15 am

Check to see that URL rewriting is enabled in apache and if it's not check you .htaccess file if it has lines like:

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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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Re: Moving Joomla to new server, get "500 Internal Server Er

Postby iammultiman » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 am

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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Re: Moving Joomla to new server, get "500 Internal Server Er

Postby haisham » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:05 am

Did you tried to change folder permission to 775 for the following folders?:

cache, logs, tmp & administrator/cache


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