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mod_rewrite issues on new install of Vanilla 2.0.16

edited December 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
My site is at: hosted by UnitedHosting. I don't know the Linux version. It's a brand new untouched (vanilla... groan) install. I have not imported any legacy data. My server meets all the requirements -
I have set permissions on upload, cache, and config folders to 777.

Clicking on the first discussion I get errors:

I have a standard .htaccess:

# Original
# If you modify this file then change the above line to: # Modified

RewriteEngine On
# Certain hosts may require the following line.
# If vanilla is in a subfolder then you need to specify it after the /.
# (ex. You put Vanilla in /forum so change the next line to: RewriteBase /forum)
#RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php\?p=$1 [QSA,L]

And I'm getting these errors in the log:

mod_rewrite: maximum number of internal redirects reached. Assuming configuration error. Use 'RewriteOptions MaxRedirects' to increase the limit if neccessary.

php-script: line 8: 5170 Segmentation fault /usr/bin/php-cgi, referer:

Premature end of script headers: php-script, referer:

HELP! I love Vanilla - looks much better than phpBB but if I can't get it working it's going to have to be phpBB.


  • That 500 error is sometimes caused by file permissions. Be sure to set the proper file permissions. Most likely 757.
  • On which files should these be set? Is it not something to do with mod_rewrite? The urls are not "friendly" as they are on the site.
  • Hi Craig. Did you get anywhere with this seg fault? I'm also struggling with this on a UnitedHosting box too.

    Might have to start writing a vanillaforum to phpBB script soon as well :(
  • Hi Baz, no I didn't get anywhere. You?
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