I’am also getting same error.
Here’s the Error Log..
[Sat Oct 31 16:16:26 2009] [error] [client 122.163.XXX.XX] File does not exist: /home/xxxx/public_html/404.shtml
[Sat Oct 31 16:16:26 2009] [error] [client 122.163.XXX.XX] File does not exist: /home/xxxx/public_html/favicon.ico
[Sat Oct 31 16:16:24 2009] [error] [client 122.163.XXX.XX] File does not exist: /home/xxxx/public_html/500.shtml
[Sat Oct 31 16:16:24 2009] [error] [client 122.163.XXX.XX] SoftException in Application.cpp:256: File “/home/xxxx/public_html/store/index.php” is writeable by group.
I’am sure i’ve set the permissions right, but don’t know why it’s still happening.
[Sat Oct 31 13:57:49 2009] [error] [client 18.104.22.168] File does not exist: /home/myfloors/public_html/500.shtml
[Sat Oct 31 13:57:48 2009] [error] [client 22.214.171.124] File does not exist: /home/myfloors/public_html/500.shtml
[Sat Oct 31 13:57:47 2009] [error] [client 126.96.36.199] File does not exist: /home/myfloors/public_html/404.shtml
[Sat Oct 31 13:57:47 2009] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] File does not exist: /home/myfloors/public_html/favicon.ico
[Sat Oct 31 13:53:08 2009] [error] [client 184.108.40.206] File does not exist: /home/myfloors/public_html/500.shtml
Hey Prodigy, you said you are sure you’ve set the permissions right but the error message you posted says you’ve set them wrong. It says that your config file is “group writable”. Most hosting set ups won’t let you have “group writable” files or folders. Change files to 644.
Guys, the online installation for Magento has too many of the bugs, so don’t try to online install the magento, use the offline installer instead. Just go to Download section for magento and download the full package. Delete all the files from your server and upload the full installation package. Then the installation is a piece of cake. Otherwise you will be ending up in changing the permission for all the folders, subfolders and the files.
I was getting an internal error 500 when trying to use the admin panel right after install. The frontend would work, but the backend would not. I checked file permissions as described in this post and they were already set that way. I contacted tech support of my host (ixwebhosting) and after looking at my logs they increased the PHP memory related to my domain and that seemed to fix the problem.
I have been trying and trying for days here. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I did install it once, but not with the correct database. When I did I get the internal server error. I have corrected permissions, and changed everything the damn thing just wont work for me.
I tried to all the above mentioned, but nothing helped. Still error 500.
My hoster gave me the hint to change the following in the .htaccess:
Now it works for me, I hope this will break nothing within Magento. ;)
Maybe this little hint is usefull for someone else.
For me, a similar tweak worked. I don’t know where I found the help, but somewhere in the forum here someone mentioned their server logs specifying there was a problem with “Options +FollowSymLinks”. I commented this out of the .htaccess in my main installation directory, and zippity-do-da, the install ran through like a champ.
Furthermore, (having installed the sample data) when I browsed the store, product images weren’t showing up. I navigated to the image URLs and got Internal Server Error messages as well. Commenting out ALL of the “Options” lines in media/.htaccess ("#Options All -Indexes”, “#Options -ExecCGI”, “#Options +FollowSymLinks") solved this problem.
Hope this helps someone… I spun my wheels for the better part of a day looking for a solution.