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Internal Server Error


I am getting Internal server error on my website. I tried many ideas but at some point it is working and at some point its still showing internal server error. Help me!


Hello @CatherineP,

I invite you to take a look at the following guide in order to make your diagnosis.

If it still doesn’t work, don’t hesitate to come back here and post the errors encountered and the tests carried out.



If there is a 500 internal server error on your WordPress website the users will not be able to access any of its pages, which indicates that there could be a problem at the root directory. Here are some of the most common issues due to which your WordPress website has an HTTP 500 Internal Server Error.

Corrupt htaccess file
One of the most common causes of WordPress 500 error is a corrupted .htaccess file (found in the root directory) that might arise due to a plugin update, theme update, etc., or during the migration from one server to another. To fix this error you can replace the current htaccess file with another one.

Sometimes you might not be able to see the .htaccess file, in such cases check the hidden files in the root directory as well. Also, make sure that the file is correctly named.

Corrupted Core Files
You can upload the updated files through an FTP server to troubleshoot the internal server error on your WordPress website. You can upload the updated files from and upload them to the server using FTP software like FileZilla etc.

Check File Permissions
To make the WordPress website work perfectly fine, it is essential to have all the directory and file permissions correctly configured. The recommended file permission settings are as follows:

755 for all folders and sub-folders.
644 for all files.
Incorrect permission settings will lead to the blocking of some plugins, themes, and scripts to work.

Rachel Gomez