If you have been using the internet for a while, you might come across the HTTP 500 Internal Server Error. It is enough to panic the beginners in the WordPress as any other problems. Before being tensed a lot, take a deep breath and listen to the solution. It is not that much of a big problem to deal with. It is a simple server error as 503 error, and other kind of errors occurs frequently. To solve the problem, read the following paragraphs and follow the steps carefully as instructed.
How Internal Server Error Occurs?
There are many ways to happen an Internal Server Error. A server overload may be the cause, A corrupted file may be the problem, A misconfiguration may be the problem, and many things may have a role in the error. Most probably, it is happening due to the theme or plugin problems which cause the server to overload and become unresponsive. So, we can take a look at the methods to fix the Internal server error.
Methods to fix Internal Server Error in WordPress
Follow the methods given below to fix internal server error in WordPress
Increase PHP memory limit
Sometimes, you WordPress may use the memory limit that has allowed for it. Some poorly coded themes or plugins may cause the memory exhausting problem in WordPress. This may be causing the server overload in WordPress. To increase PHP memory limit, you could either follow the steps given in the link or follow the steps given below.
- Create a blank text file namely php.ini
- Paste memory=64MB there.
- Save the file.
- Upload it into your /wp-admin/ folder using FTP.
Many of our users confirmed it as working and may help you too for fixing the internal server error in WordPress. If it didn’t help you, continue to other methods.
Check Corrupted .htaccess file
.htaccess is one of the most important files on your server. Any corruptions or misconfigurations in .htaccess may cause serious problems. So, fixing it may fix the Internal server error in WordPress. To troubleshoot the .htaccess problem, rename your .htaccess file to something else like .htaccess_old. Check if the problem is fixed or not. Be sure to save the permalink structure by going to Settings > Permalinks and check again.
Deactivate and Re-Activate Plugins
Some plugins may cause the server overload resulting in the internal server error in WordPress. Disabling them and again Enabling them may help you find out the conflicting plugins and remove them. First of all, disable all plugins in bulk and check if the problem is fixed or not. If the problem fixed, re-activate the plugins one by one and find out the problem by checking the website after the activation of each plugin.
Re-upload core files
WordPress core files are very much important to make your WordPress and website working normally. Any errors or corruptions to the core files may cause the internal server error in WordPress. To fix the problem, upload a fresh copy of the WordPress installation files (wp-admin and wp-includes folder in fresh WordPress install) by replacing the old files. This will not affect your data or other user files. It will only replace the core WordPress files to run it smoothly.
We hope any of the above methods helped you to fix the internal server error in WordPress. If so, don’t forget to thank us through your comments. We are always happy to see your finger marks there.