As technology gets advanced, it allows many people to get connected with the internet by building their own websites. The best advantage non-tech savvy get is they can build and manage website without any hurdles. There are many content management systems such as WordPress that allow its users to manage their website without coding. But do you ever experienced that while working on CMS admin panel you caught up with an internal server error displaying a message similar like this “the server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request”?
The internal server errors always create hurdle in making your website running smoothly. Many big companies opt for the server management services to ensure their data security and get instant solution to sudden errors. The most common and frustrating error is 500 internal server error. To troubleshoot this internal server error, you need to follow this guide.
Backing Up Your Site
Whenever you caught up with an internal error it is essential for you to back up your site data. Many beginners never opt for backing up their data before troubleshooting internal server errors. Due to the troubleshoot sometimes you may lose all of your potential we data that couldn’t be recovered. Therefore, while you troubleshoot internal server errors you need to back up your whole web data.
Causes of Internal Server Error
Errors never appear without any cause. There are some hidden issues that cause errors. The internal server errors indicate that something isn’t right on the server. The first step to troubleshoot internal server errors is to determine the cause of the server errors. Some causes for the internal server errors are as follows
- Corrupted .htaccess file: This is the most common issue that could be fixed by going to the site FTP (file transfer protocol) and renaming the. htaccessfile to .htaccess_old. In this way you can get rid of this error, if it works, then simply go to the permalink in the settings and reset it. This will help you to create a new htaccessfile.
- Reaching PHP Limit: If the error shows that you already reach your PHP limit than simply creates a blank text file called php.ini. Now paste the code in the file upload it using the FTP on your /wp-admin/folder.
- Plugin or Theme: Sometimes the plugins or the themes you installed don’t work fine with your site. To resolve theme or plugin issues you need to revert back to the old plugin or theme that was working fine with your site.
If still the error is not resolved, try to re-upload the /wp-admin and /wp- folders by using FTP client While you freshly install WordPress make sure to select overwrite to replace the old files.
Debugging Your CMS Site
Sometimes you get frustrated with the internal server error and couldn’t find the solution. The simple solution to know the cause of the error is to enable debugging on your site by pasting codes on your site’s wp-config.php. If any error is found it will be recorded in the file and you can easily correct the error.