WordPress 500 Internal Server Error

By Tech-Assured     
January 27, 2021  3278 Views

WordPress 500 Internal Server Error

If the reason for your frustration is the 500 Internal Server Error… then be rest assured, we at Tech-Assured have a solution for you. Our Support Engineers have fixed such server related issues as a part of our Server Management service.

Let’s see the causes & fixes to this error

Most Common causes for 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress

  1. Corrupted .htaccess file:
    .htaccess file can be corrupted after installing plugins or making any changes to your WordPress site.


Rename .htaccess file to something else (For e.g.: .htaccess_new)

  1. Incorrect PHP Memory limit:
    If you have exhausted your PHP memory limit or other settings are incorrect, you may still get 500 Internet server error.


You can go as high as the limit your host has provided on your server.

In order to increase the PHP memory limit, you need to

  • open root directory and locate wp-config-php file.
  • Right click and download it to the computer.
  • Open the file in Text editor
  • Add code to the opening PHP tag: ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘64M’
  • Save the file and upload it to the root directory

Other Solutions that has helped our clients

  1. Deactivate Plugins and check for faulty Plugins
  2. The problem could be from your Web hosting company
  3. Debug the site
  4. Check for permission for your files and folders on the site

If the issue still persists…

Ask for help –
Our Support Engineers will walk you through with all possible solutions.

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