Most of the time you access a website and you see a 500 internal server errors  which means Configuration data is invalid. The error occurs due to many reasons so it is not possible to determine the exact and actual cause of it.

All the time the 500 internal server error does not show you the same error notifications all the time. Here are several common ways that you might see the HTTP 500 error:

500 Internal Server Error

HTTP 500 – Internal Server Error

Temporary Error (500)

Internal Server Error

HTTP 500 Internal Error

500 Error

HTTP Error 500

That’s an error



500 Internal Server Error is basically a server-side error that means the problem probably isn’t with your computer or internet connection but instead with the website’s server. As you don’t know the actual cause, you have to try many things to fix it rather than contacting your hosting provider.


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

A Permissions Error

A PHP Timeout

A Coding Error in .htaccess

PHP memory limit

A Permissions Error.

In most cases, a 500 Internal Server Error is occurred due to an incorrect permission on one or more files or folders. The default permission for a file is 0644 (-rw-r—r–) and usually for a folder/directory to be set at 0755 (drw-r—r–).

Setting the file/folder’s permission to these values may solve your issue.


A PHP Timeout.

If your script could not connects to external resources in a specified time then those resources faces a timeout, an HTTP 500 error. The normal maximum execution time for PHP scripts is set to 30 seconds. But if a script runs for longer than 30 seconds and unable to fetch the resources or execute, PHP stops the script and reports an error. If this value is changed to less than 30 or if you wish to increase it you can do it in your php. ini file.

PHP memory limit.

A process needs a memory for execution, if it exceeds the allocated memory then it cannot be executed correctly and may give a 500 internal server error. You can edit the limit of the memory at memory_limit in your php.ini file.

Plugins and themes.

Installing a faulty or incompatible extension for a WordPress sites or other content management systems, can also be the cause this internal server error. So make sure you are installing a genuine plugin/theme.

If you are using a theme/plugin and facing the internal error, you can rename the folder containing the theme/plugin and then can try to access the site.

A Coding Error in .htaccess.

Also a faulty of misconfigured .htaccess file can lead the site to internal server error. So be sure to check that your site’s .htaccess file is properly structured.

If you are using your own .htaccess code you can check it with your developer again or else can use the following default .htaccess code.

# BEGIN WordPress


RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

RewriteRule . /index.php [L]


# END WordPress


If you have gone through all of the above possibilities and still facing the internal server error, then you can contact to your hosting provider for further help.

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