Aug 14, 2011
tom

http internal server error 500

Question

complete n00b to servers and their errors.

Running a site on a windows 2008 server with IIS7 and I’ve gotten the internal server error 500 when I try to visit the site. It was working up until very recently. No changes were made either.

The server is a virtual server stored offsite with an outsourced company. Would this be an issue for them?

Any help/advice is appreciated.

Answer

Whenever a web-server reports error 500 I look in the server’s error log for a detailed reason.

The following look useful

http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/07/26/Troubleshoot-IIS7-errors-like-a-pro.aspx

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/266/troubleshooting-failed-requests-using-tracing-in-iis-7/

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