HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

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HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#1 Post by David Lawson » 2011-08-18 13:38

HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...everyone else in the world can see this page okay!)

I am using FileZilla in conjunction with WordPress to manage my website. In an attempt to enable traffic to find my URL by typing either http://www.example.com OR just example marketing into the address bar, (messing with settings in WordPress) I managed to completely lose access to both my website and to WordPress.

A short panic ensued.

I found a great blog online that advised I add the following copy to my wp-config.php file:

define ('WP_SITEURL', 'http://www.example.com');
define ('WP_HOME', 'http://www.example.com');

This worked and I regained access to Wordpress and my site... all except for the Homepage, which is returning an HTTP 500 error

The funny thing is, that the whole world - even other people in the office - can see the home page, it's just I that can't, so the problem is definitely at my end.

(Other advice I have read says to look for WP-option.php file and see if there's an error there, but I don't have this file.)


There's probably a quick and easy answer to this issue, but I've spent a whole day on it yesterday and most of today, so now I need some help :(

(apologies for cross posting - I did search for HTTP500 and I appreciate there are many threads here, most above my comprehension). I really appreciate any help/advice. Thanks
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Re: HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#2 Post by David Lawson » 2011-08-18 17:46

thanks boco..

do you have anything constructive you can add though?

There's no attempt being made at advertising here (God man, I work in marketing, I'm not going to advertise myself here - it's hardly targeted!). I'll happily delete the whole thread and leave the forum once my issue is resolved.

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Re: HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#3 Post by botg » 2011-08-18 20:31

These forums are all about FTP, but your error is about HTTP.

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Re: HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#4 Post by David Lawson » 2011-08-18 22:13

HTTP 500 is a server error (thus the posting in server support).

I used a html patch to partially rectify my issue - it's overwritten the settings in my WordPress CMS - surely this is an FTP problem?

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Re: HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#5 Post by boco » 2011-08-18 22:25

HTTP 500 is a server error (thus the posting in server support).
Sorry, you're mistaken. The ''Server support'' forum is about support for FileZilla Server, a product from this website. Likewise, the Client support is about FileZilla Client. Nowhere do we support anything else here, the other forums are user-to-user support only.

And very sorry for the ''advertising'' matter. But if you've seen thousands of spammers, you tend to get a little nervous at times. Additionally, as a non-native English speaker, sometimes I lack the right words.
I used a html patch to partially rectify my issue - it's overwritten the settings in my WordPress CMS - surely this is an FTP problem?
Why? FTP is all about transferring files, it neither cares about nor changes files contents (only line endings, see Data Type). So, FTP cannot cause HTTP errors.
### BEGIN SIGNATURE BLOCK ###
No support requests per PM! You will NOT get any reply!!!
FTP connection problems? Do yourself a favor and read Network Configuration.
FileZilla connection test: https://filezilla-project.org/conntest.php
### END SIGNATURE BLOCK ###

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Re: HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#6 Post by Webdev » 2012-09-20 18:39

It's normally your browser that does this. As boco said, it's nothing concerned with FTP. http://www.checkupdown.com/status/E500.html
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#7 Post by drumpoll11 » 2013-08-23 10:25

i have been same problem . İ unistall program after install again.Fixed problem.

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Re: HTTP 500 error (but only me.. and only on my homepage...

#8 Post by jelly_life » 2013-08-28 09:13

i have been same problem. Can´t Fix....
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