Votes: 0Posted On: May 23, 2017 01:00:56
What causes "HTTP 500 Internal Server Error" to generate?
Internal Server Error messages usually indicate that something is wrong on the website. However, the web server is unable to specify what exactly and fails to complete the request made by the client.
The fault is in the webpage/website requested that resides on the server and therefore is not a problem at client's end. This status code can be considered as a ‘catch-all’ server error of Web server.
Troubleshooting 500 internal server error
Most 500 errors are server-side errors so it is likely your problem to fix if you are managing your web server.
There can be lots of reasons why your site may throw a 500 Error to your users, but two are most common:
Sometimes script that connects to external resource and if 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.
A 500 Internal Server Error at times occurs due to incorrect permission on one or more files or folders. Likewise, an incorrect permission set on a PHP and CGI script is to blame. Ideally, these should be set to 0775 (-rwxr-xr-x).
If you have availed a managed service from a web hosting provider like Psychz Networks, you can get in touch with them and seek their help. Probably they may have some 500 Error help that might be more specific to your situation.
HTTP 500 is a server error and can only be solved by website admin who has access to files and the web-server. There can be one of/or multiple reasons to get this error. One has to track down the issue and handle accordingly.