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Internal Server Error


The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.


Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@adcc.oldtownardgay.info and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.


More information about this error may be available in the server error log.


Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/2.0.63 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.63 OpenSSL/0.9.8b mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ Server at adcc.oldtownardgay.info Port 80


has started showing up in the past three days.


Looking round the WP forums shows plenty of occurrences of the error revolving around two or three common problems, all solved by tweaking WP files.


I have failed to find success. Is it possible that I have a server problem? Could I have exceeded my account limits somewhere?


I've got 6 subdomains and 6 SQL databases. Only the last one installed gives this problem.


Lost & confused!

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Thanks Bruce and Thomas - quick as usual.


In fact the blog/site was not working. The default front page was showing and nothing else. And in the WP Dashboard several screens were hashed.


Hours of fiddling ended with a complete delete, emptying of the database, new download of the WP ZIP, new upload, new vanilla .htaccess, ensuring wp-config.php was as should be, new install, and success - so far.


I believe the initial problem stemmed from a snazy .htaccess as suggested on a WP forum. I'll leave it alone next time.

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This is the .htaccess which may NOT have started the catlogue of calamity but did not help. Can't be certain. Others claimed it solved their problems, which sounded lots like my problems.


# in response to internal server error 500

# obtained 15/04/2009

# from http://www.designforunity.com/archives/425...ge-1#comment-78


<files .htaccess>

order allow,deny

deny from all



ServerSignature Off


<files wp-config.php>

order allow,deny

deny from all



# BEGIN WordPress

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

RewriteRule . /index.php [L]



# END WordPress


Options All -Indexes

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

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