Not sure if my host or config fails sometimes or if my slow internet contributes to a server error (500).

  • Unlikely, but depends on the Browser, potential proxy servers etc. Look in your browser's developer tools at the request itself, especially at the headers & content of the response. Also look whether the request is in the access log of your server, and with what status it's logged there.
    – janh
    Feb 12, 2018 at 16:15
  • a 500 error is a server error, it just means "something went wrong, check the error logs to find out what"
    – Tom J Nowell
    Feb 12, 2018 at 16:28
  • sorry for the downvote, but this has nothing specific to wordpress, at least not as it is phrased right now. Feb 12, 2018 at 17:37
  • you could ask me to remove question instead of downvote but ok Feb 13, 2018 at 15:11

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No. 500 error will return when you have server error. PHP error, etc. See response code reference.

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 500 Internal Server Error server error response code indicates that the server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request.

This error response is a generic "catch-all" response. Sometimes, server administrators log error responses like the 500 status code with more details about the request to prevent the error from happening again in the future.

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