500 Internal Server Error - Server Migration


Oct 31, 2010
Hi all,

This is my first post here, unfortunately it's one to do with support. My current hosting company have just moved us over to a new VPS migrating our data over and updating it as they would usually do. Unfortunately when it came to checking the sites (those that run PHP) they all presented a 500 Internal Server Error message. I have done a bit of digging around on these forums & on google etc to see if there's an explanation and was told to check the error_log as i have done, this seems to be outputting the following, over and over:

[crit] [client] (13)Permission denied: /usr/local/apache/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

I have reported this back to the host but unfortunately they seem to be turning a blind eye to it. It seems that disable SuPHP has worked for now but i am aware that this is detrimental to the security of the server. Im still also unable to visit Best Web Hosting Reviews | 2010 Web Hosting Ratings for Domain Names, Windows, Linux. - this still presents a 500 Internal Server Error.

I am hoping someone could please direct me further on this and hopefully provide a resolution, i am fairly new to all of this so please bear with me!