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500 Internal Server Error

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. Usually, this indicates the server cannot find a better 5xx error code to 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.

Status

500 Internal Server Error

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 6.6.1: 500 Internal Server Error Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

The information shown below has been pulled from MDN's GitHub (https://github.com/mdn/browser-compat-data).

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
500 Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
500 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Status/500