XF 1.1 Installing xenforo on PHP 5.2.17

I'm trying to move my xenforo installation from one domain to another.
The new hosting provider have PHP version 5.2.17.
Can that cause 500 internal server error when you point to forum.domain.com/install
Thanks in advance for your reply guys :)


XenForo moderator
Staff member
XenForo is compatible with PHP 5.2.4 and later.

Is there anything in the server error logs?

If you have moved from one domain to another, why are you installing?
Was it an existing install you moved?
Thanks for the quick reply :)
I cant access the error logs (asking the hosting provider just now).
I want to delete the installation from a project that didn't succeed and install it on a domain with e-commerce site for support. That's why I went for a new install, but still getting the 500 error.


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Unfortunately a 500 error is very generic so we really need to see some logs.

If you view the page source is there any more information?
Thats all i get from the page source. Hopefully I get the error log soon

<title>500 Internal Server Error</title>
<h1>Internal Server Error</h1>
<p>The server encountered an internal error or
misconfiguration and was unable to complete
your request.</p>
<p>Please contact the server administrator,
webmaster (at) forum.redis.bg and inform them of the time the error occurred,
and anything you might have done that may have
caused the error.</p>
<p>More information about this error may be available
in the server error log.</p>
<p>Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error
error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.</p>
<address>Apache Server at forum.redis.bg Port 80</address>


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Unfortunately that doesn't provide any more detail.
Post the server error logs as soon as you get them from your host.
Issue resolved. My hosting provider said there was error in the htaccess file i uploaded :confused::
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} .*redis.bg
RewriteRule (.*) /redis/$1 [L]

I have no idea what they did, but now the installation is complete.
Thanks for the quick support.