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What Error 500 on wp-admin means

Error 500 is an internet error code given by the server to the internet. It means that something went wrong on your website’s server. Unfortunately, the server can’t explicitly state its cause. Its source remains a mystery until you track it down and a lot of troubleshooting may be necessary in order to fix this.

As mentioned, Error 500 displays as is – no specific issue indicated. In addition, it may also appear as follows, but is not limited thereto:

     
  • HTTP 500 Internal Server Error
  • Internal Server Error
  • 500 Internal Server Error
  • 500 Error
  • 500 Server Error
  • Server Error
  • Temporary Error (500)
  • 500. That’s an error
  • HTTP Error 500

In WordPress, it may appear on your website, specific web pages and wp-admin. Whichever is relevant to you, its possible cause is similar. Hence, the same troubleshooting method applies.

As an overview, the possible causes of Error 500 are:


  • Corrupted .htaccess file
  • Exhausted PHP memory limit
  • Faulty plugings
  • Corrupted core files
  • Incorrect file permissions

If you want to resolve Error 500, refer to this article:


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