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  1. 500 Internal Server Error after installing WP Cache plugin on GoDaddy hosting ?
    November 27, 2007 @ 2:49 am

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  2. Dj
    November 27, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    Good job Givver
    Hope it helps out more GoDaddy users facing the same problem. I had trouble finding out that WP-Cache was actually causing the problem.

  3. Givver
    November 27, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    Yeah me too. Took me several hours of looking at error logs and searching on the internet before I found a solution. I even spent 1/2 hour on the phone with GoDadddy.

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  5. Otto
    December 18, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

    I had this same problem way back when, and the solution was much the same.

    However, I would highly recommend using WP-Super-Cache at this point. It has WP-Cache built into it, it works on GoDaddy hosting, and most importantly, it supports the “super cache”, which is a lot better than the basic WP-Cache caching system as it makes the files truly static and, optionally, gzip compressed.

  6. Eric
    December 29, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    Wow, you rule! Thank you for the awesome fix. You made my day. I am sure it would have taken mre 10-40 hours to figure this out, since I am new to Apache, GoDaddy, and WordPress.

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  9. Alex
    January 15, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    Thanks a bunch. I was at loss as to the issue.

  10. RJ
    January 24, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    So, what if WP SuperCache doesn’t work on GoDaddy, as it doesn’t and hasn’t ever (in my own humble experience)? So far, none of the following plugins have both cached pages and prevented 500’s, in any possible configuration that I’ve found.

    WP-Cache II
    WP-Cache (GoDaddy Version)

    Since WP-SuperCache now goes out and rewrites your .htaccess file, could that be why your GoDaddy version of WP-Cache doesn’t work? My apologies for being new to PHP. Also, the original WP-Cache supposedly allows you to keep a portion of your site dynamic if need be with the mclude and mfunc tags… does your version change anything in this particular area?

  11. Givver
    January 24, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    I don’t use SuperCache I only use the original WP-Cache modified with the fixes from GoDaddy Fix Site and the other some other changes listed above. I have not had an 500 errors since using it. If you are still getting 500 errors after using my version then it might be due to a conflict with some out pluging. I would suggest that you disable all plugins except WP-Cache My version and see if the 500 errors go away.

  12. Jake
    January 31, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    Excellent work. Thanks so much for saving me the time on troubleshooting this myself. I had the same problem and this seems to have cleared it up.

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  15. Bill
    February 20, 2008 @ 12:15 am

    HUZZAH! Excellent work! Thank you so very much.

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    February 27, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

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  18. Steve
    April 1, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

    With your version of wp-cache (using GoDaddy) I’m still not serving up cached pages. I’m STORING them (like before), but using them. I can visibly see with FTP that there’s a ton of files in the cache, but the plugin in the admin screen always says 0.

  19. Givver
    April 2, 2008 @ 3:02 am

    If you have GZIP turned on then try turning it off. I have noticed that this plugin seam to turn itself off if GZIP is on, even thought it is not supposed to.

  20. Wayne Burke
    April 3, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

    Just wanted to add my thank you to the long list. I had the exact same problem and assume this will fix it.

    Best –

  21. wardrox
    April 10, 2008 @ 10:58 am

    Thanks for that. After finding and implementing your solution, all is working well 🙂

  22. steupz
    April 16, 2008 @ 7:42 am

    I tried the fix, installed perfectly, but still, there were many 503 errors. I ended up removing it, :::sigh:::

  23. Givver
    April 16, 2008 @ 10:27 am

    This fix is for 500 server errors not 503.
    A 503 Server Error is usually caused by:
    * It can mean that a required program has not yet been started on the server or has crashed
    * HTTP 503 might indicate other types of network or server errors.
    * You often see HTTP 503 when a website has exceeded its monthly bandwidth allowance.
    * A Connection to a database has failed or is misconfigured
    * The server may be forbidden from giving you the requested document

    You could also try the WordPress Super Cache plugin instead of the regular cache plugin. I have used it without problem on GoDaddy (Using the go daddy fix)

  24. Milan
    April 23, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

    I installed your modified version of WP Cache on my GoDaddy hosted site and it seems to be working well.


  25. Misósofos
    May 12, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    Many thanks, dude!
    It works wonders.

  26. moodz
    May 17, 2008 @ 5:29 am

    Still facing the same problem even after installing your plugin, I can’t even access the plugins page for me to disable other plugins…

    Let me know if you can help!

  27. Eloy M
    June 4, 2008 @ 10:13 am


    Thanks a lot

  28. Cathlyn
    June 19, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    Hi. We installed WP on GoDaddy and were writing our blog, and it worked great. This week, when we went to hit Publish, we started getting those Server 500 Errors. I installed your WP-Cache fix, activated it, then enabled it. I do not have any other active plug-ins going. We are still getting the same error when we go to publish- any additional advice?
    Many thanks in advance for all!

  29. Givver
    June 19, 2008 @ 11:41 am

    This fix will only work if you were using the original WP-Cache and were getting the 500 errors. If you still get them with no plugins active then you are having a different problem.
    It might be a problem with your php.ini located in the root directory of your hosting site. (not a sub directory).
    Mine contains:
    allow_url_fopen = on

    expose_php = Off
    max_input_time = 60
    variables_order = “EGPCS”
    extension_dir = ./
    upload_tmp_dir = /tmp
    precision = 12
    SMTP =
    url_rewriter.tags = “a=href,area=href,frame=src,input=src,form=,fieldset=”
    upload_max_filesize = 5M
    post_max_size = 10M

    Hope this helps.

  30. name
    July 19, 2008 @ 7:53 am

    Smotri i y4is,

  31. fire
    July 19, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

    yes, I get the same problem. by the way, how to turned on Error Logging? I dont see this option in their hosting control pannel. I called their support. But seems their supports are less of base techonology.

  32. Givver
    July 21, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

    To turn on Error Logging on GoDaddy:
    Login in GoDaddy then go into My Hosting Account.
    Click Manage Account
    Click on Settings
    Click on Error Log
    Click Update
    Error Logging is now on.
    Click Launch CGI Admin to see the log.
    It will only turn the logging on for 24 hours, then it will be automatically turned off again.

  33. Sandra
    August 11, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    Thank you thank you! This has fixed my headache with the 500 error! Can you share the changes you made the the plugin to make it work and will you be offering updates when wp-cache is updated again?

  34. Givver
    August 11, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    The changes I made are linked at the bottom of the article. But here is the link again.

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    October 1, 2008 @ 12:18 am

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  36. Recorded
    October 9, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    Still have this problem .. I don’t know how to fix it ..

    I change permalinks to /%postname%/ after that when I go to make a post .. and I press publish it give me a 500 Internal Server Error

    Please help

  37. Givver
    October 10, 2008 @ 9:53 am

    If this doesn’t work for you then you should try WordPress Super-Cache at
    Super-Cache works great for me and does not require any modification to work well with GoDaddy.

    Also, I like to use /%category%/%postname%/ as my permalink.

  38. Francisco Carle
    October 13, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

    Thanks Givver. I edited my php.ini file according to your instructions and now I solved a problem which made me lose lots of hours in front of my computer, lookin’ for a solution.
    You’ve helped me to save my website 😀


  39. Givver
    October 13, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

    Glad I could help.

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  43. Krishna
    March 13, 2009 @ 7:01 am


    Even I am getting the same problem. But, I am not using the wordpress. Once I fix the error by updating the .htaccess file, agian the same time next day I am getting the error. I don’t know why i am getting the problem.

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  45. Peter
    July 11, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    Hi, I use WP Cache at Freehostia and also had the 500 Internal Server Error Problem.

    Your .zip fixed it.

    Thanks! 🙂

  46. Damian
    July 26, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

    It seems that this problem isn’t JUST caused by WP Cache. I’m having the same problem – brand new Godaddy site, freshly unzipped WP.

    I’ll let you all know when I get to the bottom of it.

  47. Givver
    July 26, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

    It might be some other plug-in. Or the version of WordPress that you are using, If you installed it through the GoDaddy backend it might not be the latest version. I am currently using WordPress 2.8.2 with 16 plug-ins and have not seen the 500 error since I first wrote this blog entry. Let me know if i can help in any way.

  48. James beuthling
    August 20, 2009 @ 6:48 am

    I belive the 500 error is cause by a hacker. My sites have recently been under attack by netlynx technolgies in India. I have had to resolve, Bad Iframes, Gumbler attacts, Passwords beeing hacked, and when I figured that out. They caused this 500 server error. Its not you its them. I have no plug ins, and my sites have uploaded thousands of photos perfectly no error. Now freekin error fkin hackers

  49. Givver
    August 20, 2009 @ 9:45 am

    They may have changed some files in the WordPress install. I would refresh all the wordpress files by backing up all the wordpress files then deleting all the WordPress files except the config and template. Then reupload a fresh copy of WordPress. That way if they messed with some of the files then that will fix it.
    (Always backup first)

  50. James beuthling
    September 19, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    To all those using godaddy, sometimes they have small errors that just seem to happin. Some by hacker and someothers just by accident. One of the many corrected issues i had to resolve was for some reason the file upload was turned off. I have gone through many errors with this company but with patients and many emails they were resolved. And always have strong passwords Bob@!!.lhg or something i had many errors cause by hacker playing in my playground,

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