An introduction to 500 Internal Server Error and its solutions

by Mitesh Singhal Singhal Industries Private Limited

If you get 500 Internal Server Error in the WordPress website, it means that there is some error in the server. The reasons for internal server errors are multiple. When a user wants to access a particular web page that gives server error, it indicates that there is something unusual issue on the website. Often it is observed that the error might be temporary. It is because of heavy traffic on the website. Users should leave the website for a couple of hours and then try again later to find whether the issues are fixed automatically or not.

500 internal Server Error

Rectify or recreate new .htaccess file


Locate the .htaccess file on the root directory of the server through the FTP login. Check .htaccess, if there is any issue in the file.  The wrong rewrite rules or bad redirection command on the can cause Http Error 500 WordPress on the website. First of you should change the name of the .htaccess file, and they refresh the site. Now see if the error has gone, then create a fresh copy of .htaccess site and upland the file into the server.


A PHP memory time out


Often when user request for a specific page, but scripts linked to the outside resources, and these resources respond timed out. In short, the PHP memory of the website can be timed out that is resulting in WordPress Error 500. Hence, you can increase the PHP memory of the website. Locate the wp-config.php file in the root folder. Right-click on the file and search the code define ('WP-MEMORY-LIMIT,''64M. Replace the 64M to the 128 or 256M whichever you require. Now save the file and upload it to the server. Make sure to take the backup of your website before making any changes to the file.


Clear cookies in your web browser


The storage of cookies on your web browser brings 500 Internal Server Error; hence delete all the cookies from your web browser. After removing all the cookies, restart your browser and try again to access the page that was causing the error. If the cookies were responsible for the error, it would be solved.


Remove website cache


The cache version of the website also obtains Http Error 500 WordPress on the website. So consider removing all the website cache. It will surely solve the internal server error. However, remember one thing that caches are least liable for WordPress error 500, but you can try this step to make sure that your website is running effectively after the deletion of cookies.


Several other errors can slow down your website.


Not only internal server error but you might come across 403 Forbidden WordPress Error, WordPress error 404, White screen of death, and much more error. In such circumstances, interact with your WordPress developer or help desk.


Article Summary


The article sheds light on the 500 internal server error and its accurate solutions. User needs to apply these steps to eliminate the error. Before applying these steps, make sure to detect the real reason behind the error.

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