tell more on a 500 error

Posted on 2011-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
using php for windows
iis7 fastcgi

I remember using a browser and seeing the name of the fastcgi handler that I set
when I got a 500 error

what is this setting to tell more on a 500 error
Question by:rgb192
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boon86 earned 167 total points
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Rovastar earned 166 total points
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A 500 http status code is a server side application error.

The error details are found by default in c:\inetpub\temp\php-errors.log as described above but the location is the error_log= parameter in the php config. That is if it is coming from php.

Enable failed request tracing in IIS7 for more info too:

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-sg- earned 167 total points
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Create a "Web.Config" file in your website's directory with the following contents:

        <customErrors mode="Off"/>
        <compilation debug="true"/>

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If that still fails, in your PHP file, add the following lines:

ini_set('display_errors', 1);

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