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[Plugin: WordPress Automatic upgrade] 500 Server Error (11 posts)

  1. MikeKutz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Using the WP Automatic update going from 2.1 to 2.5. After updating database step, I now get a 500 Server Error.

    What did I do wrong? Or better yet, what can I do to fix it?

  2. gunderstorm
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Same thing happened to me. During the database backup, my screen just went white showing only the header and navigation. No message about progress. And now my blog is down.

  3. gunderstorm
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I saw some other posts where PHP version was discussed. My host is using 5.0 if that's a factor in this?

  4. gunderstorm
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I wish someone could comment on this. My blog has been down for a couple of days now.

    If my site is giving a 500 Server Error, is that "maintenance mode"? I've followed the instructions in the FAQ regarding "My site is in maintenance mode and the plugin did not complete. What do I do now?" and I don't have a 'index.php.wpau.bak' file on my server. Furthermore, my backup folder is empty. What the heck did this plugin do to my blog?!?

  5. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Both of you might want to give us a URL. That usually helps in figuring things out.

  6. thilak123
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Some hosts use suphp. Try to chmod your index.php with 755 (instead of 777 or 666).

    Podz has posted an excellent tutorial on chmoding:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/ftp/

  7. MikeKutz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I've narrowed it down a bit, but I still don't have a solution. I couldn't even read the readme.html from the root directory until I removed the .htaccess file. Here is what is in mine.

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    SecFilterInheritance Off
    </IfModule>
    <Files xmlrpc.php>
    SecFilterInheritance Off
    </Files>

    Maybe it is a permissions thing and removing the .htaccess skipped it.

    Any more help would be appreciated, but I'll keep banging away at it.

  8. MikeKutz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, that was the old .htaccess, here is the new one.

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    SecFilterRemove 114
    </IfModule># BEGIN WordPress

    # END WordPress

  9. MikeKutz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, I'm back up and running after putting the old .htaccess back.

    Now, is there a way to continue the upgrade from the "enable tasks" point on?

  10. baynado
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I´ve got a similiar problem. Somtimes my blog is down and sometimes it works.

  11. Sparrowhawk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I see threads with users in trouble and no response from the plugin developers.

    This is why I won't use the automatic updaters.

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