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.

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