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How to Fix 500 Internal Server Error

When we are browsing the Internet, some websites show that the 500 internal server error. Do you know what it really means? Usually, this error will come when the webserver is not working. If you wish to report this to the website owner, please send an email to [email protected] It goes directly to the owner of that website.

Causes of 500 Internal Server Error:

There are many reasons for the 500 Internal Server Error.
  • This may mean that the owner of the website is not configured the website properly, or that the web hosting company that runs the website is down.
  • This error can also occur when the website folder you visited is empty.
  • If the website has too many visitors, there is a chance of such an error.
  • Sometimes the website will start running again after a while.
  • Even if the website is not open, press the key Ctrl+F5 once.
All the details discussed so far are only working for a normal user.
If you are the owner of the website, it is your responsibility to correct it.
I am sharing with you some things I know to fix this error.
Start Fixing 500 Internal Server Error
You can correct this error yourself if you are aware of the website or web hosting.
But if you do not have any technical knowledge, you should contact your website hosting company or your website designer or developer.
Now if you are a website developer or managing your website yourself, let us see how to fix this error.
  • The first thing you need to do is contact your website hosting company and find out the server status. This is because the web hosting down is the first reason for the 500 internal server error.
  • If the website hosting company confirms that they are all good then you need to troubleshoot your website.
  • First, you have to log into the website hosting panel and check whether the root folder and the website are pointing properly.
    Then make sure your website folder has the required permissions. If the permissions are restricted to your website folder, change them to 755 permissions.
    If you are not familiar with website folder permissions, open this link https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/proper-permissions-for-web-server-s-directory
  • The next thing you needs to do is check .htaccess file in the root folder of your website. If the .htaccess file is blocking your folder, immediately remove the code from it https://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/htaccess/
  • You have done a lot of tests so far. However, if 500 internal error is not resolved, check your website application or contact any web developer you know.
Conclusion: There are many reasons for 500 internal server error, so it is a little difficult to solve. So if you have an application or web hosting or website facing this 500 internal server error share it below the comment and share this information with your friends.

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