500 Internal Server Error: Meaning and Info

I must say that all of us had probably encountered moments likes when you try to go to a certain website, you would be directed to page where in you can see a white background and words in bold text and reads 500 Internal Server Error. It often annoys us because it would inculcate into our minds that the website we are trying to look might be in trouble or we can’t have certain information that we want because we can’t access the website.

These words that we were able to read are one those HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) response status codes. It might be confusing now but some computer geeks they truly understood these. Let’s start with the HTTP or the HyperText Transfer Protocol. It is an Application Layer protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. It comes in a very complex system wherein several chracaters of events are involved which leads to a page in the internet which answers the questions we have in our minds every time we search on something. If you can observe, this HTTP can be often found in the beginning of every URL that appears in out browser bar.

If the site that we would try to find has encountered error there would always be a HTTP response status codes. Some codes are accompanied with reasons. When we see 500 Internal Server Error, it is a generic error message, given when no more specific message is suitable. This code has been encountered last Monday when the Youtube website was being accessed. There must have been something wrong that has happened. It lasted 1 hour but eventually the widely used website was able to return in the internet world.

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