The occurrence of ‘Internal server error 500 is an indication of the server’s temporary inability to handle the request by the user. The first step to resolve this type of problem is to be started by trying to find the cause of this. And this is possible by performing a checkout of error logs. Usually, this is done by entering into cPanel >> Error log.
Watch out for the latest error logs that appeared on the server’s error logs list. Following are common errors that can be seen in error logs
“error: directory is writable by others:”
For resolving this error you will have to change the permissions of directories to 755 using file manager which can be found within cPanel.
“error: file has no execute permission:”
This error can be solved by changing the permissions of the file in question to 755 by using your FTP client or the FileManager within the cPanel of the website.
“[client 188.8.131.52] (13)Permission denied: /home/user/public_html unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable “
This error occurs due to faulty permissions of the .htaccess file. This can be solved by setting permissions of .htaccess and folder to 755.
“[client 184.108.40.206] Premature end of script headers: /home/user/public_html”
There are many factors that cause the occurrence of this error such as the script’s requirements for more time for processing and being stopped by the system. Setting a time interval for timeout up to 10-15 seconds is a good solution for this.
Another possibility is the existence of a bug in the code of the script so for solving this problem you need to be an expert web programmer.
We saw the above errors and the solutions to resolve them. Mostly setting Folder permission to 755 and File permission to 644 can resolve the above errors. In very few cases you need to change Public_html to 750. As Dedicated Server Hosting consumers enjoy the benefit of making the required changes on the web hosting servers, this post can help them to solve the errors at their own.