I’ve been trying to install magento on a hosting server, and so far get only error 500 quoted below, or nothing but blank pages.
on my linux machine it all works fine via xampp.
I’m using magento version 126.96.36.199 full (downloader did the same), and it’s a clean install, not an upgrade.
all file permissions are set to 755 for the time being just to be sure.
the error is:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache Server at domain.com Port 80
-PHP Version 5.2.17-pl1-gentoo
-mysql Client API version 5.1.56
-pdo_mysql PDO Driver for MySQL, client library version 5.1.56
-msqli Client API library version 5.1.56, Client API header version 5.1.56
not sure about these two in the “how to ask questions”:
type of your hosting account (shared hosting or virtual/dedicated server), and how PHP is run - as Apache module or CGI/FastCGI
link to phpinfo.php
what have I tried: download .tar.gz files twice and .zip once, tried downloader (one file? downloader.php) twice all the same.
tried migrating my working local installation per the instructions, nada.
tried file permissions 777 and 755 for the relevent directories and 644 for the rest (also 777 for all dirs/files and 755 for all).
point of raised eyebrow: there was a difference of 20/30 K files between tar.gz and .zip archives.
everything I did only ever lead to a blank page if I tweaked .htaccess (in which case index.php at least shows a sign of life before stopping)
or this unmovable 500 error.
any suggestions would be much appreciated.