500 Internal Server Errors: What are they and how you can fix them

A cloudflare outage on Tuesday took down millions of websites and services worldwide, with several users encountering 500 Internal Server Errors.

Services like Zerodha, Upstox, Omegle, Feedly, DoorDash, and Discord, among others were unavailable.

Cloudflare has acknowledged the glitch, it said, " The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues and is working to resolve them as quickly as possible."

According to DownDetector, a crowdsourced web monitoring programme that analyses outages, several customers were experiencing login difficulties and crashes on numerous services.

What is a 500 internal server error?

A 500 internal server error is a general problem with the website's server. More often that not, this means there's an issue or temporary glitch with the website's programming.

What causes it?

(Potential causes include)
 (corrupted or broken .htaccess file)
(A permissions error
Faulty third-party plugins or themes)
(The PHP memory limit being exceeded)

How can you fix it?

(Refresh the page)
(Come back later)
(Delete your browser's cookies)
(Troubleshoot as a 504 Gateway Timeout error instead)