Run Chrome in Incognito Mode
The first thing you can try is to run the site you are having issues with in incognito mode. Sometimes, you may be visiting the site via your browser’s default settings, which include cookies. If your cookies are not being accepted by the site you’re trying to access, it can trigger a 500 internal server error. To keep cookies from being added, you can open the site in an incognito mode which will use a fresh browser session and will not add cookies. If you are switching between normal mode and incognito mode, you need to close out each browser completely before opening the other one.
Check for Browser Extensions
Browser extensions can sometimes cause issues with websites you visit, so they are worth checking. Some extensions have an option to be disabled or removed, while other times they can be uninstalled all together. If you have disabled the extension and are still experiencing an issue, you can try uninstalling the extension and seeing if the problem goes away. You can also try disabling all extensions and then re-enabling one at a time to see if one is causing the issue.
Check for Known Conflicting Software
Websites can break when your computer is using conflicting software. Software such as antivirus programs, firewall programs, ad blocking software, and internet speed test software can all cause issues. If you are using any of these programs, you should check the settings to make sure they are not blocking the website you are trying to access. You can also try uninstalling the conflicting software and seeing if the error goes away. If the error only occurs on one website, you can try toggling the conflicting software off and on while visiting that website to see if it goes away.
Clear Your Browser’s Cache and Cookies
If you have tried all of the above recommendations and are still receiving an internal server error, then you should try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. Clearing the cache and cookies will reset your browser to its original settings which will often fix issues.
Check Internet Connection and Proxy Settings
You may be surprised to find that your internet connection is the issue when you have trouble accessing a website. You can check that your internet connection is okay by opening up a different website and seeing if it works as intended. If another site works as intended, but the site you are having issues with does not load, then your internet connection is likely the culprit. If you are using a proxy, you may need to check the settings to make sure it is not blocking the website you are trying to access.
Run the Website’s URL Through a Parser
Another thing you can try is to run the website’s URL through a parser. This way you can see what the website is trying to tell you is wrong. If you don’t know how to use a parser, you can visit this website: https://debugtool.info/
These are some of the most common ways to fix an internal server error. If you are still receiving this error, be sure to try all of these suggestions before giving up. If you have tried all of these and are still having trouble accessing a site, it may be down for good or experiencing maintenance. In that case, it is best to try again later or visit the website’s social media page to see if there is any information about the error being resolved. Finally, we hope this guide helps you to resolve any issues you may have with websites that are giving you an error message. If you ever encounter this problem again in the future, you now know how to fix it!