500 Internal Server Error - How can I fix this (this website was supposed to be a Christmas present)!

December 24, 2014 137.9k views

I have been trying to login to my website, and I am receiving this Internal Server Error message. The website is www.mabeadsjewelry.com/wp-admin

Can someone help me navigate this problem?

- Vanessa

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at wa@mabeadsjewerly.com to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

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    sudo tail /var/log/apache2/error.log
  • i’m not sure how to check that…? normally i have a developer help me with this, but he has vanished and not answering my emails the last 10 days :(

  • To check that, log in to your droplet as the user “root” and run the following command:

    sudo tail /var/log/apache2/error.log

    Then post its output here.

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4 Answers

Check your RewriteBase and your RewriteRule in .htaccess file. Sometimes Wordpress adds the folder name of your Wordpress install as a RewriteBase. Just replace it with /

It says there is error on /wp-admin/options-general.php but I don’t know which error it is.

Just removed .htaccess file and problem is not fixed.

clear your browser data first like cookies ,history, and saved password and then tray again you can access your site url....... if this will not worked you will have to do in your ftp..... recreate the file and you will gain access again its prrty simple

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