I'm trying to install xenforo for the 1st time on my server and it keeps timing out right after I click begin installation. I just installed xenforo for someone else on their hosting and I had no troubles. I'm not sure if it's me or my server. I'm using ixam-hosting.com because he's a good friend of mine and I've used him for a year or so now. But it's just not letting me! anything helps!
A 500 ISE error is very generic. It is an error returned by your server. To discover the exact cause requires consulting with your host to pull the error logs on the server. Many times this error is caused by an overly restrictive mod_security rule, or some other server module. Contact your host.