Posts Tagged ‘godaddy’
Got a personal website hosted on Godaddy that all of a sudden started giving me 500 Internal Server Error:
I have the domain and hosting at Godaddy – Economy Linux hosting. I use WordPress as the front end. Not the WordPress setup they offer, but I uploaded my own WordPress files, setup a MySQL db, and configured everything manually. I use the site to host family pictures and videos. I haven’t made any changes in a month however all of a sudden I’m getting 500 Internal Server Errors.
During the course of my investigation, I found out it was due to my .htaccess file. The site worked without it, but why? It worked fine before!
Turns out it was the following line in the file:
# disable directory browsing
Options All -Indexes
I commented it out, and everything worked fine. Not sure if it’s a Godaddy issue or an Apache issue. Probably the former.
But I would think it would be prudent to disable directory browsing. However, what’s weird is that I have similar setups with Godaddy, including the Options All -Indexes, and have no issues…yet.
With Google exiting China over it’s censorship issues, Godaddy no longer selling .cn domains names over censorship, Dell possibly thinking about “safer environments” for manufacturing, and Congress lighting a fire under Microsoft, could this be the start of a grand exodus out of China?