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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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

    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?!?

    Moderator kmessinger


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

    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:

    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
    <Files xmlrpc.php>
    SecFilterInheritance Off

    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.

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

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

    # END WordPress

    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?

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

    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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