[resolved] Sudden Internal Server Error (4 posts)

  1. ColourDreamer
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I was working on this problem: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/39430 with feeds.

    And a while later (I know the site worked right after and then I didn't touch it) I now get a 500 Internal Server Error.

    Can anyone tell me what this could be about?

    I'm afraid Dreamhost won't help me, because this is a third party script.


  2. ifelse
    Posted 11 years ago #

    This is probably a problem with your .htaccess file. Try deleting it to see if that resolves the issue.

  3. ColourDreamer
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Oh, great! I thought it might be. The problem is that I can't find the .htaccess file on my server to delete it. It's invisible. I tried removing all the text and uploading that. I just uploaded one to try to install a plugin (and the plugin didn't work). Gee, I wish I checked on this post earlier, but I was busy. I wish this forum had an e-mail notify, but it's ok.

    So, instead of just waiting to hear back, I'll try to work with my FTP software to see if I can delete it.

  4. ColourDreamer
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Yes, that was it. I found on the web how to show hidden files in CuteFTP. After I deleted the .htaccess file, the site came back. Thank you so much, and you got to my post in a nice timely fashion after I wrote it. :-)

    Just another note, don't delete your .htaccess file if you changed your permalink structure. I did, though, but then I updated the permalink options page, which writes a correct .htaccess file. I couldn't do that before deleted, though, because I couldn't access my site at all. Since it was down anyway, it didn't matter. The site's back now, including the entries and archives.

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