4. How to Resolve 500 Internal Server Error on Your WordPress Website.

Re-uploading core files

If the plugin option didn’t fix the internal server error, then it is worth re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folder from a fresh WordPress install.

This will NOT remove any of your information, but it may solve the problem in case any file was corrupted.

First you will need to visit the WordPress.org website and click on the Get WordPress button.

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Then continue clicking on the Download WordPress button. This will install WordPress zip file to your computer. You need to extract the zip file and inside it you will find a wordpress folder.

Next you need to connect to your WordPress website using an FTP client. Once connected go to the root folder of your website. It is the folder that has wp-admin, wp-includes, wp-content folders inside it.

In the left column open the WordPress folder on your computer. Now you need to select wp-includes and wp-admin folders and then right-click and select “Upload”.

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Your FTP client will now transfer those folder to your server. It will ask you whether you would like to overwrite the files. Select “Overwrite” and then select “Always use this action.”

Your FTP client will now replace your older WordPress files with newer fresh copies. If your WordPress files were corrupted, then this step will fix the internal server error for you.

Contact your hosting provider

If all methods fail to fix internal server error on your website, then it is advised that you should contact your hosting provider. They will be able to check the server logs and locate the root cause of the error.

We hope this article helped you fix the internal server error in WordPress. Have you figured out any other way to get rid of this problem? Please share your solutions with us in the provided comment section below. I am sure, it will be beneficial for others who are facing similar issues.