HTTP 500 Error - wp-config.php

February 9, 2019 372 views
Ubuntu 18.04 Apache

Hey DO Community, I am being hit with an HTTP 500 error and the log file of my apache webserver shows this line: PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘define’ (T_STRING) in /var/www/html/wp-config.php on line 25

Line 25 of wp-config.php is the Define_DB line and the database connection has never been changed. Can anyone help on this?

2 Answers


Can you post lines 24 and 25 from wp-config.php here?


As the wp-config.php is your secrests filé I would suggest not posting it to a public forum.

Instead audit the file and ensure it has not been compromised, anything has changed, etc....

Additionally ensure your database is currently running and all settings match those that are present in you wp-config file

In my past experience an error like this is most likely an issue with MySQL

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