XF 1.5 Internal Server Error after moving site to VPS

#1
I have officially invested much more time than can be considered reasonable trying to get my site moved to a VPS.

I am getting Internal Server Error and the PHP Logs from Cpanel show a continuous error

Sat Feb 25 23:32:30.109699 2017] [core:alert] [pid 17482:tid 140213223417600] [client 163.172.66.46:53368] /home/xxxx/public_html/.htaccess: </IfModule> without matching <IfModule> section
I have chmod both data and internal data to 777 recursively.

I downloaded the home directory backup from one cpanel and database. I recreated same username and database and restored both backups.

Been messing with this for a long time. Even tried downloading the files with FileZilla and that yielded same result.

Help? Please!
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#2
The error message indicates something is wrong with your:

/home/xxxx/public_html/.htaccess

file. Try uploading a new version of the .htaccess file.
 
#3
I tried that. I was wondering if it had something to do with mod_rewrite from some posts I found online. Currently the host has inadvertently deactivated my Cpanel license so I am likely no go until tomorrow.
 
#5
# Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
# cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
# SecFilterEngine Off
# SecFilterScanPOST Off

</IfModule>
ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 405 default
ErrorDocument 406 default
ErrorDocument 500 default
ErrorDocument 501 default
ErrorDocument 503 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

# If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
# line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
# of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
#RewriteBase /xenforo

# This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>

# php -- BEGIN cPanel-generated handler, do not edit
# Set the “ea-php56” package as the default “PHP” programming language.
<IfModule mime_module>
AddType application/x-httpd-ea-php56 .php .php5 .phtml
</IfModule>
# php -- END cPanel-generated handler, do not edit
 
#6
This one does not correct the error either.
# Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
# cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
# SecFilterEngine Off
# SecFilterScanPOST Off

</IfModule>
ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 405 default
ErrorDocument 406 default
ErrorDocument 500 default
ErrorDocument 501 default
ErrorDocument 503 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

# If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
# line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
# of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
#RewriteBase /xenforo

# This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>

# php -- BEGIN cPanel-generated handler, do not edit
# Set the “ea-php56” package as the default “PHP” programming language.
<IfModule mime_module>
AddType application/x-httpd-ea-php56 .php .php5 .phtml
</IfModule>
# php -- END cPanel-generated handler, do not edit
 

SneakyDave

Well-known member
#7
Looks like in your first example, you uncommented the first "</IfModule>", but it looks like it should be commented to match the prior lines
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#8
Here's a default .htaccess file. I suggest you use this to see if it corrects the problem. Save your current one to a .txt file first.

Code:
#	Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
#	cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
#	SecFilterEngine Off
#	SecFilterScanPOST Off
#</IfModule>

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 405 default
ErrorDocument 406 default
ErrorDocument 500 default
ErrorDocument 501 default
ErrorDocument 503 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
	RewriteEngine On

	#	If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
	#	line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
	#	of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
	#RewriteBase /xenforo

	#	This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
	#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
	RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
	RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
	RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>
 
#9
@AndyB Wow! That was quite the unexpected treat! That restored my site to operation. I had just done a clean install and was ready to redo the site which would have taken some time.

I have a question if you don't mind? I have always been curious about the effect on performance when adding and removing add-ons. Are they sufficiently isolated so when removed not affect the site adversely? I have always wondered the same regarding upgrades. Are you better off with a clean install of the newest version or upgrading. I guess I am wondering if you are leaving excess or unnecessary baggage behind.

I am using a VPS where I need to choose the various apache and php options so need to figure out how to configure for best optimization.

Thanks for the help. I was just getting ready to rebuild the site.

Brian
 
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