Error 500/slow mediawiki


#1

Hi,

My wiki has been very slow to load or simply returns 500 Internal Server Errors this morning. I’ve already submitted a report to support, but I thought I also ask here, in case anyone else is experiencing a similar problem.

The errors occur on all pages, but here are a couple from the error log:

[Fri Oct 31 07:11:25 2008] [error] [client 128.104.97.50] Premature end of script headers: index.php, referer: http://www.writingtechnology.net/index.php?title=Help:Contents
[Fri Oct 31 07:11:25 2008] [error] [client 128.104.97.50] File does not exist: /home/newmediapedia/writingtechnology.net/internal_error.html, referer: http://www.writingtechnology.net/index.php?title=Help:Contents

This was the first time I’ve had any problems, and it was pretty frustrating because I was having a dozen students working on it (or not working on it) this morning. But, then, maybe that was part of the problem?

Thanks!


#2

haha, indeed.

Login to FTP and review your .htaccess file, then check the index.php itself.

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#3

Sorry! But I’m new to the behind-the-scenes elements of mediawiki. What should I be looking for in those files to let me know what the problems are?

Thanks.


#4

Are you located on Genovese server or using Barbaro SQL server? If so, we are having big problems as well, since Friday.