Recurring HTTP/1.0 500 Server Error (7 posts)

  1. FuZionDCA
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry this looks long, but I've tried a few things I wanted to explain.

    I think I need some help.

    I've seen similar threads along these lines, but none seem to match my particular unusual scenario.

    Okay, boring back story. I used to build my own website, taught myself a little php to create some templates & has time has gone by I have less time to this manual work now. I was guided to WP & a week ago started out.

    I installed WP from my FastHost web hosting one-click install & was having great success retrospectively typing up old blogs (Only about 80 posts, not a lot). Until I had a problem.

    It first happened after changing themes. My dashboard & all admin pages wouldn't show, blank screens only. I search various forums & found a few references to the .htaccess file (I think that's what it's called anyway) which I found out is a hidden file.

    Not a problem, since this is quite a new installation I decided to start again and reinstall WordPress. I uninstalled & re-installed through the one click installation.

    Everything seems fine until I tried to access my blog through the iOS app (Which I had previously used without problems). This is where I first saw "HTTP/1.0 500 Server Error". After reading more forums I found further references to that hidden file.

    Since I had reinstalled I decided to start again. Reinstalled, eventually, and began to start reinstalling plug-ins. This time activating plug-in, I forget which one again, sorry, when my web browser refreshed I was greeted with another blank dashboard screen.

    Slightly balder, I decided to reinstall WordPress AGAIN, but this time took every single file on my server and place them into another folder so I was essentially installing to a blank slate.

    Fourth time lucky? No, when adding a category through the iOS app, I get the error again.

    Fifth attempt, earlier today. I was activating JetPack (I know it's horrible) & again the next visit to my dashboard nothing but a blank screen.

    I get the feeling there are some hidden files still causing problems & I blank installation should not have recurring problems.

    Can anyone guide me towards removing EVERY single trace of a previous install?

    That should work right?

    Thanks, Russ.

  2. FuZionDCA
    Posted 4 years ago #


    It happened again today after now flushing phpMySql... I installed JetPack, fingers crossed & I lost the dashboard again.

    I'd read somewhere that a memory limit could solve this so I found & added the following line to my wp_config.php file:

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M');

    ... Problem solved. I can't believe it was this simple after all of that.


  3. FuZionDCA
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I've popped onto my site today. No changes, no updates, no posts or additions to yesterday when everything was fine & today I'm getting the following message:

    Error establishing a database connection

    Every page gives the same message whether this is a site page or admin page.

    I see a quick search for this phrase reveals 3 pages of search results. Can anyone give me any hints or starting blocks here?

    Thanks, Russ.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried asking your hosts if they are experiencing any problems?.

  5. FuZionDCA
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That didn't cross my mind, I'll check it out with them & come back to the forum.

  6. FuZionDCA
    Posted 4 years ago #

    They must have been having a moment. After a few hours down & before I got to call them, everything is fine again.

    Gotta love tech :)

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sometimes, the simplest of questions provides the right answer. Glad to hear that you;re up & running again. :-)

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