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If you're seeing a 500 Internal Server Error when attempting to access your content management system or custom PHP script, this is a common problem with FastCGI and easy to fix.

The Radium servers run FastCGI as the PHP handler and FastCGI doesn't play nice with mod_userdir (your temp URL). Once your domain's nameservers have been pointed to Radium, everything will work fine.

In the meantime, you can access a working version of your site by editing the hosts file on your local workstation:

In Windows: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc 

Edit and add the Radium account IP address and your domain name to the hosts file: SERVER_IP_ADDRESS  domain.com

For example, add these 2 lines to the bottom of your file:  yourdomain.com  www.yourdomain.com

You may need to reboot your workstation.

Now you should be able to access your temporary site by visiting yourdomain.com

Detailed instructions here: http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-hosts-file/

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