Server Change has Broken Movable Type Install

Hi, I would appreciate any help you guys could give me, I am at my wit’s end and I am getting “Sorry, your problem, not ours” from support.

My Movable Type installation worked just fine prior to the server move, I was moved on Friday to a new server and it broke. Now I am getting a 500 Internal Server error whenever I try to run any cgi.

My logs reveal a suexec violation. I have verified a 755 permission on all cgi files as it used to be. perl path is correct, I do not have any popcorns in any path.

Any help? This is the worst possible time for this to be happening, as we are in our major fundraising campaign of the year and our inability to update the site is crippling.

Your site looks like it’s working. What part isn’t working?


If I try to log in to my movable type setup at all I get is a 500 Internal Server error. What you are seeing is my static pages that have already been generated prior to the move. I can make no updates.

I cannot even run mt-check.cgi, so none of my cgi files are working, they all generate a suexec violation.

See if anything shows up in the httpd error logs.

Why were you moved to a new server? I don’t use MT, so I don’t know if there’s anything in the database that may include old paths. Have you poked around the database for any such issues?

In addition to just the permissions, were there any ownership changes?


I have resolved my problem. Thank you so much for your assistance.

Excellent! Please do share. What was the problem?