A 500 "Internal Service Error" HTTP Status code is a type of server error that could be returned when trying to access a page or other resource. This is a general message that means something is wrong with the server, but no further information is available.
Common causes of 500 errors include:
- Coding errors in application code
- Coding errors in configuration files
- File permissions issues
- Exceeding memory limits
- Server timeouts
Visitors and search engines will not be able to view the original page content when receiving a 500 error. For this reason, search engines may sometimes remove pages with this error code from their indexes.