What Is HTTP Error 500 and How To Solve It?

Http is the world’s most popular protocol used on the internet to exchange data and run web applications. Http protocol also has standards. Http is a stateless protocol which means separate Http requests do not have any connection with each other. Http have a mechanism to provide information about the request which is called Http status code. 500 Internal Server Error is one of the most occurred errors we can face during web surf.

Who Provides Status Code like 500 Internal Server Error?

These status codes are created as a repose to the Http requests made to the server. A web server like Apache, Nginx, IIS, etc. will create if something went wrong on the server-side. This will be generally a web application error that is affected by the web server software or only web server issue.

Different Expression Of Http 500 Status Code

As stated previously Http 500 is a standard error but can be shown in different formats with different words like below.

500 Internal Server Error 
HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error 
Temporary Error (500) 
Internal Server Error 
HTTP 500 Internal Error 
500 Error 
HTTP Error 500 
500. That's an error
Different Expression Of Http 500 Status Code
Different Expression Of Http 500 Status Code

Solve On The Server Side

This is server side related issue and can be solved with the following steps.

  • Check permissions like reading, write, execute for files and code files like PHP, CGI, Ruby, Python
  • Check timeout of the server
  • Check application config for timeout and files sizes which can create load for a long time
  • Misconfiguration of the .htacces

Solve On the Client Side

This error is mainly server related as its name says but we have some little steps to try to solve this problem. But do not be we hopeful about these.

  • Reload web page
  • Clear browser cache
  • Delte browser cookies

1 thought on “What Is HTTP Error 500 and How To Solve It?”

  1. The 500 internal server error could also be caused by corrupted core WordPress files. In order to fix that you’ll need to re-install the core WordPress files. In the latest version of WordPress, they’ve made this quite easy.


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