I get the HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) error with Chrome when trying to open a simple PHP file.

I have installed Apache and PHP correctly as instructed in this article. Including the PHP specific part of it.

I get this error when I try going to the URL http://localhost/~eduan/php_info.php, I made sure and this file has correct syntax and everything, here's it's contents:


It contains nothing else and nothing less.

I also have a test install of Statamic under http://localhost/~eduan/statamic, and that works and doesn't. It loads correctly, but all the styles and stuff of it is missing, meaning (from what I understand) that it couldn't load the theme which is done with PHP if I'm not mistaken.

That's all, any help is greatly appreciated!


The real command is phpinfo() (without the underscore).

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  • Oops. OK that fixes that. What about the Statamic part of it though? – greduan Apr 28 '13 at 20:22
  • I don't know what statamic is. A bare style is usually the result of a CSS stylesheet not loaded: 87% of times this is due to a misconfiguration in the web application (AKA statamic). In any case it is not PHP related. – ntd Apr 28 '13 at 20:28
  • @ntd You'd be surprised. I've seen at least one "custom" CRM job that used php to generate CSS. Don't ask me for details, I worked long and hard to repress them... – Shadur Mar 15 '17 at 9:56
  • @Shadur Oh yeah, I have also used PHP for generating dynamic images. If you have full access to the webserver configuration you can use PHP for generating pretty much anything served. – ntd Mar 27 '17 at 6:58

Check your most error log, it is probably located in /var/log/apache2/error.log or /var/log/httpd/error.log (or similar). It'll probably point you to the problem that @Eduan describes in the other answer.

It is good practice to always check the error logs first, there often is valuable information in them.

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