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Author: peadmin

OK, let me see if I can explain my problem

While I was installing MediaWiki I got the message "PHP server API is cgi: use ugly url"
The rest of the installation went fine

When I tried to log into the wiki using /index.php I received "Internal Server Error"
After searching around I chanced upon a suggestions saying to try using "/index.php?title=Main_Page"
I tried this and everything came up working fine.

I started exploring and messing around with the different pages to make sure all the links clicked
to a properly operating page. All good.

I finally tried my hand at editing my Main_Page. As soon as I saved the edit I got "Internal Server
Error". I clicked back and tried editing my Help:Contents page to see if the problem would
duplicate. Before the edit it worked fine, after the edit "Internal Server Error".

I didn't want to mess around anymore before I asked for some help.

If you would like to check it out, you can find an operational page at

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Version: 1.5.x
Severity: normal
OS: Windows XP
Platform: PC



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 8:50 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz3636.
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Before continuing you should:

  1. Check the error_log for messages.
  2. Upgrade PHP; 4.2.3 is three years out of date and may simply not work.
  3. Upgrade MediaWiki to 1.5.0 release.

peadmin wrote:

Thanks, that did it. Version 4.2.3 did not work, so I had my webhost upgrade me to PHP 5.