Ever gotten this message while updating something on your WordPress blog?

“Error 500 – Internal server error
An internal server error has occured!
Please try again later.”

Well, if you have, I’d say you’re not in a delightful mood right now. But no worries, there are fixes for this.

There are various ways to fix this, but different ones work for different people.

This is a good fix, say if you’re with 1&1 as your web host. And it might also work with other hosts.

1. Save and open up the .htaccess file located wherever you upload your files to.

2. Add this to the top of your .htaccess file:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

3.  Change “RewriteEngine on” to “RewriteEngine ON”. Notice that you’re just capitalizing the word “on”.

4. If you have your blog in a subdirectory on your server, then change that on “RewriteBase /

5. Save it to your server as “.htaccess” and be sure to set the permissions (CHMOD to 755).

Many of the problems have to do with the .htaccess file. So hunt around the Internet and you’re likely to find a fix that relates to you. Remember, there are many other people having these same issues, trying to fix their blog.