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HTTP 500 errors

How do I resolve HTTP 500 errors on my Web server?



6:41 pm on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When I check my Web server logs I sometimes find a 500 error. How do I resolve HTTP 500 errors on my Web server?


2:44 pm on Feb 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A 500 Server Error can be caused by alot of things, there a probably errors in your configuration, this could be the main config or .htaccess files (i'm assuming your running Apache) your error logs should give you more information.



5:49 pm on Feb 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You really need to look further into the source of the error. Once you know exactly what is causing the errors, you can begin to resolve the issue.



4:49 pm on Feb 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Excuse me, but I am fairly new at this. I've checked my logs but I guess I don't know what to look for.

By the way, I'm running IIS 5.0.


2:49 am on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you're using Internet Explorer, it shows a generic error message for 500 errors by default.

If you go Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab and uncheck the "Show friendly HTTP error messages" option, and then navigate to the page causing the problem, you should a get a more detailed explanation of what may be causing the issue.


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