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How to install Magento manually in HostGator? 
 
Dzire2Dzine
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I have been trying to install Magento manually in HostGator from hours, have searched,read many articles but unable to find a single solution. I am just getting \"error 500\”..

Below are the couple of links I tried:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/magento-installation-guide
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/7031/

I am just unable to access installation page only.

 
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Sindre|ProperHost
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To my understanding, HostGator does not support Magento due to some of the technical requirements of the software. A 500 internal error is usually an indicator that some of the directives in the .htaccess file is not supported.

You should contact the HG support as they are obviously the best to answer this question, but you might need to look around for a different host. Magento is not like the average web applications out there and thus requires specialized hosting.

 
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