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[Solved] HTTP Error 500 when installing on subdomain | Forum

Erol Haagenrud
Erol Haagenrud Jun 22 '12

I just thought I should share my solution for this error. I found it by a coinsidence, and I'm not sure if it works on ordinary domains as well. This also implies that I am no guru on this, so if this don't work for you, I will not be able to help you further on this topic. Sorry!

In your .htaccess, add this line:
RewriteBase /

This makes your new .htaccess look like this:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

AddEncoding gzip .gz
AddEncoding gzip .gzip
<FilesMatch "\.(js.gz|js.gzip)$">
  ForceType text/javascript
<FilesMatch "\.(css.gz|css.gzip)$">
  ForceType text/css

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|\.feed|robots\.txt|\.raw|/[^.]*)$  [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) index.php

Good luck! :)

Michael I.
Michael I. Jun 22 '12
Thanks for sharing! Hope this topic would help someone with solving their problems.
Reneile Jun 28 '12
oh i most say thank you very much it work for normal domain i have been having problem installing in root and it fixed all error thats again man

Karalius Kraujas
Karalius Kraujas May 5 '14
don't work...

Is there any normal SOLUTION for this error?

You should delete topics, which doesn't help, cause it's hard to find what really helps
ross Team
ross May 5 '14
Seems like your hosting does not meet our requirements, because the .htaccess conditions contradict it's settings. 

If the provided solution does not help you, it does not mean that it won't help others. 

First make sure, your server meets our requirements, then follow the tutorial on installation. 

If you do and still get the error, provide as many details as possible. On which step you get the error? What you have in your ow_inclused/config.php file? What you have installed in the root folder?