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How To Fix The 500 Internal Server Error On Your Site

Web-masters like you and me are ever online maybe from several different devices. Therefore, the site has to be live and its the web-hosts duty. However, there are may sites that suffer the 500 Internal Server Error several times during the day. Although these errors don’t last for a long time, they do annoy the readers and especially the administrator of the site.

The Main Cause Of a 500 Internal Server Error

The main reason is the number of email accounts being run from that server. Yes, that might sound weird but it is the case. Most, if not all, of us run our custom email accounts through the same server where we host our site(s). Now, for every server, there is limit to the number of server requests being on at the same time.

When the email accounts are used on third party devices i.e. anywhere except the live online mail, the number of server requests increase. The best example is your laptop/computer. If youve set up all your email accounts in iMail or Outlook, the number of server requests will simply increase.

The Fix To a 500 Internal Server Error

The fix is really simple most email platforms (even on smartphones) have an option of Push Mail. This means that the mail client is constantly sending server requests to the host asking whether there’s an email or not. Therefore, if you believe that you have a lot of email accounts running at the same time (number can be 5+), then you should consider avoiding the Push Mail feature and manually setting the time for the mail clients to refresh. The appropriate time can be 5-10 mins. This will definitely reduce the number of server requests, also called IMAP or POP server requests, sent to the host.

Recommended Hosts To Avoid the 500 Internal Server Error

Although it relies much on your usage, the hosts do play some part in handling the error because the limit to the number of server requests at once is decided and set by the host. I would personally recommend the Unturned Server Host to get less chances of a server error.