I actually just fixed this, it figures that I just needed some modules installed and the scripts were not running but for some reason whether it is FireFox or the server the 500 error wasn't showing like usual instead it was downloading some empty files, I found the logs in /var/log/apache2/error.log which said which modules needed to be installed.
I installed them through the cpan command and it works now.
But now I'm having trouble (not related to the above) with .htaccess files running mod_rewrite, I enabled the rewrite module with a symlink and changed the AllowOverride to All and reloaded and it still doesn't do the simple check found here:
When I click the second link it simply shows a 404, this is what I put in the httpd.conf for this:
Should I start another topic for this?