After I recently upgraded my blog to the latest version of WordPress v2.7, I noticed an Error 500 – Internal server error.
This seems to be a problem for WordPress blogs which are hosted by 1&1
The solution to the Error 500 – Internal Server error
1. Create a file called “php.ini” in the /wp-admin/ directory of your blog
2. In the file add the text “memory = 20MB” without the quotes
This should fix the problem
Thanks that was exactly what i needed
What determines the 20mb? I have this issue of a 500 Error which is not specific to a task being actioned but anything updating post, normal browsing, plugin activation/deactivation. Re-Installed WP2.7 with new DB and started with the basics of plugins but still getting the error. I tried the php.ini in the wp-admins and have still received this issue.
At this point my only major changes since already running WP2.7 was upgrading to PHP5 from 4. I am not saying it is PHP5 only but perhaps and issue with PHP5 and WP2.7?
Server version: 5.0.32-Debian_7etch8-log
PHP Version: 5.2.0-8+etch10
WP Version: 2.7 (Current Release as of 20th Jan 2009)
Tried it but it didn’t work. I upped the memory to 30Mb, still no joy.
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You’re a genius! thank you thank you thank you!!
I was looking like an idiot – you saved me!
Did you have to wait a bit of time for the php.ini to kick in? Hosting off godady here, but same problem.
I am having the same problem, unless I use the admin email address when posting (without logging in first) in which case the result is just a blank page with no post. Please help, it’s unbelievably frustrating and I’ve been looking for days…
oh by the way, it only happens in IE7, it’s fine with other browsers…
You saved me!
Had this problem after installing atahualpa theme. Your solution worked fine. Thanks for posting this 🙂
My problem is solved now. Thanks.
Thanks a lot for this tips cause i was desperate to find the solution.
Your ROCK!!! you have fixed the only problem i’ve been having with wordpress.
I have the same error :
The website cannot display the page
Most likely causes:
The website is under maintenance.
The website has a programming error.
The ini file did’nt fixed the problem.
my guess would be an issue with plugins. I would start by deactivating all your plugins. If you can’t access them using WordPress GUI, just SFTP to your web server and rename the plugins folder. That should deactivate them all. Then start enabling them one by one. Usually the problem plugins are wpcache and sitemaps.
thank you so much for posting this. It cleared up a real problem for me!!
Thank you Ajit. I got such problem after WP upgrade from 2.8 to 2.9, but “memory = 20MB” fixed it.
Cleared the problem for my WordPress 2.9 admin section. Thank you for taking the time to post this fix.
Finally! Thanks a lot! Upgrade to WP 2.9 gave me that error. This fixed my problem.
Thanks soooo much. I was scared for a moment there. Worked like a charm, your a champ!
I don’t know how or why but it WORKED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS QUICK FIX.
worked great – I was freaking out there after encountering the error after upgrading a theme…thanks!
Cheers, we had a panic on with this. We used your solution and this over at techieshelp.