[Solved] Joomla 1.7 500 an error has occurred return to control panel

joomla 500 error on joomla 1.7

I have been running Joomla 1.7 on my ubuntu 10.04 on localhost.It was running smoothly on my localhost machine without giving any problem. After I have completed all my task on localhost I thought to upload my local joomla to online.I used Filezilla , ftp program for transferring all my files to remote server. Successfully I saved my Joomla 1.7 on remote host.

In remote host or can say online, I see my site (frontend ) was running smoothly without any error. When I tried to access my backend Joomla gave me throwing error like above screen shot. I double check my configuration.php but everything seems to O.K.

I googled for above error ,most of the solution was telling me to give 777 to cache,tmp and log. But It was not working for me.

Then I changed path of tmp and log in configuration.php. As my online server is not in ubuntu , It was on Redhat Linux. After changing actual path of tmp and log , I get my backend also working.

16 comments on “[Solved] Joomla 1.7 500 an error has occurred return to control panel”

  1. ali faizah says:

    Problem Solved for me. Just Upgrade you Joomla Version or replace with Jomlaa stable package.

    1. Stopeck says:

      please how am i going to upgrade without the back end.
      please help, have the same problem

  2. jinxi says:

    public $log_path = ‘/logs’;
    public $tmp_path = ‘/tmp’;

    helped for me

  3. Adidac says:

    thanks a lot it works for me.

  4. Itsmeskm99 says:

    I even changed the path to this. and set up the permission, it didnot work. please help
    var $log_path = ‘./logs’;
    var $tmp_path = ‘./tmp’;

    1.  Try giving Full Path .

    2. name says:

      remove the period before the slash

  5. Yurybs says:

    Thanks for this post!!

  6. Garlickiller says:

    Thank you for this post.

    Maybe it’s a good idea to change the path for tmp and log but changing to what?

    because I think there is no other solution to do this way:

    var $log_path = ‘/logs’;
    var $tmp_path = ‘/tmp’;

    I ask because I’ve got the same problem with the 505 error but I think my path is correct.



  7. Anonymous says:

    thanks was helpful to me also

  8. Anonymous says:

    thanks was helpful to me also

    1. Nice to know it Helped you.

  9. iig75 says:

    Yes, I solved my problem too. It is very helpfull article. Big Thank’s for the author.

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