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Last try to make this work (clean install 500 Error) | Forum

Chrisstoffer Nightinglam
Hi there.

I have worked actively with hosting fora via Elgg for many years. Also done some coding myself. I feel it is time to try something new with a strong Forum function to it. I have tried and tried with Oxwall, and now I must ask for help.

I get the famous 500 error on a clean install:

500 - An error occured on this web page

The error was:

I have tried all this after searching the net:


2. Commented .htaccess

3. Made sure CHMOD was 777 on





4. Made sure CHMOD was 644 on

on index.php

5. Edited the config file:

define('OW_DEBUG_MODE', false); to true (nothing changed)

6. Made sure my host meets the requirements:

https://gigahost.dk (check bottom of page)

I don't see what else there is to do. I believe that either this is not very compatible or the bug is on your side of the table. I would love to try Oxwall and maybe even develop on it - but I am hitting my head against the wall from the very first second I try to use your script. I (and sure others) can't spend more hours/days with a new script searching online & trying with no result. I will take all advices and see what happens - if nothing, then I believe the script just isn't up to date with others like Elgg and I see myself having to go back to that.
Chrisstoffer Nightinglam
Pm on it's way :)
Chrisstoffer Nightinglam
I rewrote the .htaccess to:

RewriteEngine On AddEncoding gzip .gz AddEncoding gzip .gzip <FilesMatch "\.(js.gz|js.gzip)$"> ForceType text/javascript </FilesMatch> <FilesMatch "\.(css.gz|css.gzip)$"> ForceType text/css </FilesMatch> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .*/http-bind RewriteRule (.*) /http-bind [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_updates/index\.php RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_updates/ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_cron/run\.php RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.xml|\.feed|robots\.txt|\.raw|/[^.]*)$ [NC] RewriteRule (.*) index.php
ross Team
ross Jun 10 '13

Has the problem been solved? or you're still experiencing problem with the installation?

Chrisstoffer Nightinglam
It is solved!
ross Team
ross Jun 11 '13
Ok, great!.