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  • Resolved staion

    (@staion)



    Each time I install a new version of WordPress, to a server that I already had some WordPress installs, I can’t seem to access the /wp-admin area. Its showing a 500 Internal Server Error.
    Could someone please help me?! Is this a server issue or WP issue?

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Internal server errors are usually described in more detail in the server error log. If you have access to your server error log, generate the error again, note the date and time, then immediately check your server error log for anything useful. If you don’t have access to your server error log, ask your hosting provider to look for you.

    netleon

    (@netleon)

    1. Create a text file named php.ini
    2. Write this code — memory=20MB
    3. Save the file
    4. Upload the php.ini to your blog directory under /wp-admin/ folder

    and this will solve your problem.

    I got the same issue. I just did what you said and it works perfectly i’m up and running again. Thanks!!!

    just as simple as that.. thanks 😉

    To ‘netleon’, thanks a lot for your help and this forum. It was just that simple!!! Now even a novice like me can dare to open those config files.

    Hi Netlon

    I am a novice 🙂 I have followed your steps below:

    1. Create a text file named php.ini – Done in note pad
    2. Write this code — memory=20MB – copied this in to it and saved the file
    3. Save the file – done
    4. Upload the php.ini to your blog directory under /wp-admin/ folder – This is the bit I have an issue with as I can not access my admin page, ive tried typing it in the url…. so im not sure how to upload this file please help 🙂

    MY site http://leds-lighting.info had the same error(500 Internal Server Error) when I install any plugins,hope yours advices is helpful for me

    Hey netleon, thanks for your suggestion. It worked for me as well. I had seen it elsewhere, but also saw about amending the wp-config file as an option, which I did, but to no avail.

    Question is, why does it happen? As far as I can see, no changes have been made to the site or the files in any way. Do you know James?

    @heavenlytoys, the wp-admin folder should be accessed through the back-end of your site – your FTP account will give you access to this.

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