What is a 500 error

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UpdatedJul 12, 2017, 1:18 pm EDT| 3 min read
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If you try to visit a website and see a “500 Internal Server Error” message, it means something has gone wrong with the website. This isn’t a problem with your browser, your computer, or your mạng internet connection. It’s a problem with the site you’re trying lớn visit.


What This Error Means

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This error may appear in a variety of different ways, but they all mean the same thing. Depending on the trang web, you may see the message “500 Internal Server Error”, “500 Error”, “HTTPhường. Error 500”, “500. That’s an error”, “Temporary Error (500)”, or just the error code “500”. It’s one of many different error messages you might see in your browser.

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However you see this displayed, this is an error with HTTP status code 500. The 500 error code is a generic message that appears when something unexpected happened on the web hệ thống and the hệ thống can’t offer more specific information. Rather than giving you a normal website page, an error occurred on the website hệ thống and the VPS gave sầu your browser a website page with an error message instead of a normal web page.

How to lớn Fix It

This is a problem on the website’s over, so you can’t fix it yourself. Whoever runs the trang web will have sầu khổng lồ fix it.

However, there are often ways to lớn quickly get around the problem. This error message is often temporary & the website may quickly fix itself. For example, many people may be connecting khổng lồ the website at once, causing the problem. You may just need to wait a few minutes—or a few seconds—before trying again, & the website may work properly.


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If you experience this problem, try reloading the web page. Click the “Reload” button on your browser’s toolbar or press F5. Your browser will contact the website server và ask for the page again, & this may fix your problem.

Important: You shouldn’t try reloading the page if you were submitting an online payment or initiating some type of transaction when you view this message. This may cause you to lớn submit the same payment twice. Most websites should stop this from occurring, but a problem could occur if the website experiences a problem during a transaction.

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If this doesn’t work, you may need lớn wait a while before coming baông chồng to lớn the trang web later. The trang web is probably experiencing a problem, & the people who run the website will have sầu khổng lồ fix it. Try accessing the website again in the future & it may work properly.

If you’re concerned that the people who run the website aren’t aware of the problem, you may want khổng lồ liên hệ them và inkhung them of the problem you’re experiencing. If the trang web is broken for you, it’s probably broken for other people, too—and the website’s owner should want lớn fix it.

For example, if you experience the error on a business’s trang web, you may want khổng lồ dial that business’s phone number. If the business has a customer service gmail address, you may want lớn write an gmail khổng lồ that address. You can also tương tác many businesses on social networks lượt thích Facebook and Twitter.

How khổng lồ View an Older Copy of the Web Page

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If you’re looking for a web page & it isn’t available at the moment—whether it’s due to lớn HTTPhường error 500 or any other problem—you can view an older snapshot of the website page in several different ways. This won’t work if you’re trying lớn access a dynamic website or a website page with timely information (lượt thích breaking news), but it works very well for accessing older articles and other static pages.


For example, if you’re using Google, use you access a cached copy of the website page in Google Cabít. Locate the web page you want khổng lồ view in Google’s search results, click the arrow to the right of its address, và click “Cached” to lớn view the old copy. You may need to click the “Text-only version” liên kết on the cabịt page to make the website load properly.

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You could also load it up in a tool lượt thích the Waybachồng Machine lớn see older versions of the page.

If you’re a website owner and you’re experiencing this error on your server, there’s no single easy fix. There’s a problem with something, & it could be many things. Comtháng problems include an error in your website’s .htaccess tệp tin, incorrect permissions on files và folders on your VPS, a software package that your trang web depends on not being installed, or a timeout when connecting to lớn an external resource.

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You’ll need khổng lồ examine your web server’s log files & vày more troubleshooting to lớn determine the specific cause of the problem & its solution.


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Chris HoffmanChris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He"s written about technology for over a decade và was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The Thành Phố New York Times, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations lượt thích Miami"s NBC 6, và had his work covered by news outlets like the Đài truyền hình BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have been read nearly one billion times---và that"s just here at How-To Geek. Read Full Bio »

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