How to fix a 500 internal server error on your wordpress site

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The 500 Internal Server Error is a very general HTTPhường status code that means something has gone wrong on the website"s VPS, but the VPS could not be more specific on what the exact problem is.

Websites phrase 500 errors in many ways but they"re all basically saying the same thing: there"s a general hệ thống issue going on right now.Most of the time there isn"t anything you can do but tương tác the website directly và then wait on them khổng lồ fix it.

Are You the Web Manager? See Fixing 500 Internal Server Error Problems on Your Own Site towards the bottom of the page for some better advice if you"re seeing the error on one or more of your own pages.

How You Might See a 500 Error

The error message might be seen in any number of ways because each trang web is allowed to lớn customize the message.


500 Internal Server ErrorHTTP. 500 - Internal Server ErrorTemporary Error (500)Internal Server ErrorHTTP 500 Internal Error500 ErrorHTTP Error 500500. That"s an error

Since a 500 Internal Server Error is generated by the website you"re visiting, you could see one in any browser in any operating system, even on your smartphone.

Cause of HTTP 500 Errors

Like we mentioned above, Internal Server Error messages indicate that something, in general, is wrong.

Most of the time, "wrong" means an issue with the page or site"s programming, but there"s certainly a chance that the problem is on your end, something we"ll investigate below.

More specific information about the cause of a particular HTTP. 500 error is often provided when it occurs on a VPS using Microsoft IIS software. Look for numbers after500, as inHTTPhường Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error, which meansConfiguration data is invalid.

How to Fix the 500 Internal Server Error

Like we alluded khổng lồ above, the 500 Internal Server Error is a server-side error, meaning the problem probably isn"t with your computer or internet connection but instead with the website"s hệ thống.

While not probable, it is possible that there"s something wrong on your over, in which case we"ll look at some things you can try:

Reload the web page. You can vị that by selecting the refresh/reload button, pressing F5or Ctrl+R, or trying the URL again from the address bar.

Even if the 500 Internal Server Error is a problem on the web server, the issue might just be temporary. Trying the page again will often be successful.

If the message appears during the checkout process at an online merchant, be aware that duplicate attempts khổng lồ checkout may kết thúc up creating multiple orders— và multiple charges! Most merchants have sầu automatic protections from these kinds of actions, but it"s still something khổng lồ keep in mind.

Clear your browser"s cache. If there"s a problem with the cached version of the page you"re viewing, it could be causing HTTP. 500 issues.

Internal Server Errors are not often caused by caching issues, but we have sầu, on occasion, seen the error go away after clearing the cabít. It"s such an easy và harmless thing to lớn try, so don"t skip it.

Delete your browser"s cookies. Some 500 Internal Server Error issues can be corrected by deleting the cookies associated with the site you"re getting the error on.

After removing the cookie(s), restart the browser và try again.

Troubleshoot as a 504 Gateway Timeout error instead. It"s not very comtháng, but some servers produce a 500 Internal Server Error when in reality 504 Gateway Timeout is a more appropriate message based on the cause of the problem.

Contacting the trang web directly is another option. There"s a good chance that the site"s administrators already know about the 500 error, but if you suspect they don"t, letting them know helps both you & them (và everyone else).

Most sites have sầu support-based social network accounts and a few even have tin nhắn and telephone numbers.

If it looks lượt thích the site is down completely and you can"t find a way to lớn report the 500 Internal Server Error message to lớn the trang web, it might help your sanity to keep up with the outage on Twitter. You can usually vị this by searching for #websitedown on Twitter, as in #gmaildown or #facebookdown.

Come baông xã later. Unfortunately, at this point, the 500 Internal Server Error is no doubt a problem outside of your control that will eventually get fixed by someone else.

If the 500 Internal Server Error message is appearing at checkout during an online purchase, it might help khổng lồ realize that sales are probably being disrupted—usually a great incentive to lớn the online store to lớn fix the issue very quickly!

Even if you"re getting the 500 error on a site that doesn"t sell anything, lượt thích YouTube or Twitter, as long as you"ve sầu let them know about the problem, or at least tried, there"s little more you can do than wait it out.

Fixing 500 Internal Server Error Problems on Your Own Site

A 500 Internal Server Error on your own trang web requires a completely different course of action. As wementioned above, most 500 errors are server-side errors, meaning it"s likely your problem to lớn fix if it"s your trang web.

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There are lots of reasons why your site might be serving a 500 Error to lớn your users, but these are the most common:

A PHPhường Timeout. If your script connects lớn external resources và those resources timeout, an HTTP. 500 error can occur. Timeout rules, or better error handling in your script, should help if this is the cause of the 500 error.

If you"re running WordPress, Joomla, or another content management or CMS system, be sure to search their support centers for more specific help troubleshooting a 500 Internal Server Error.

If you"re not using an off-the-shelf content management tool, your web hosting provider, like InMotion, Dreamhost, IONOS (1&1), etc., probably has some 500 Error help that might be more specific to lớn your situation.

More Ways You Might See an Internal Server Error

In Internet Explorer, the message The trang web cannot display the page often indicates an HTTPhường 500 Internal Server Error. A 405 Method Not Allowed error is another possibility but you can be sure by looking for either 500 or 405 in the IE title bar.

When Google services, like Gmail, are experiencing the error, they often report a Temporary Error (500), or simply 500.

When Windows Update is involved, it appears as a WU_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_SERVER_ERROR message or 0x8024401F error.

If the trang web that reports the 500 error is running Microsoft IIS, you might get a more specific error message:

500 Internal Server Error List
500.0Module or ISAPI error occurred.
500.11Application is shutting down on the web hệ thống.
500.12Application is busy restarting on the website VPS.
500.13Web server is too busy.
500.15Direct requests for Global.asax are not allowed.
500.19Configuration data is invalid.
500.21Module not recognized.
500.22An ASPhường.NET httpModules configuration does not apply in Managed Pipeline mode.
500.23An ASP.NET httpHandlers configuration does not apply in Managed Pipeline mode.
500.24An ASPhường.NET impersonation configuration does not apply in Managed Pipeline mode.
500.50A rewrite error occurred during RQ_BEGIN_REQUEST notification handling. A configuration or inbound rule execution error occurred.
500.51A rewrite error occurred during GL_PRE_BEGIN_REQUEST notification handling. A global configuration or global rule execution error occurred.
500.52A rewrite error occurred during RQ_SEND_RESPONSE notification handling. An outbound rule execution occurred.
500.53A rewrite error occurred during RQ_RELEASE_REQUEST_STATE notification handling. An outbound rule execution error occurred. The rule is configured to lớn be executed before the output user cađậy gets updated.
500.100Internal ASP error.

Errors Like the HTTP 500 Error

Many browser error messages are similar lớn the 500 Internal Server Error message because they"re all server-side errors, like 502 Bad Gateway, 503 Service Unavailable, và 504 Gateway Timeout.

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Many client-side HTTPhường status codes also exist, lượt thích the popular 404 Not Found error, among mỏi others. You can see all of them in ourHTTP Status Code Errorsdanh mục.

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