Sometimes after installing the extension for joomla, you receive a HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) on your site. The best way to find the reason for it is to check the error reporting, you will see a list of the error messages generated by your website.

HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error)
HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error)

How to display error reporting in Joomla!

  • Login to the Administrator back-end of Joomla! and go to Global Configuration.

Display error reporting in Joomla!
Display error reporting in Joomla!
  1. Select Server tab.
  2. Go to Error Reporting.
  3. Change to Maximum in dropdown list.
  • When done, click Save button on the toolbar.

Now, go to your website (Frontpage) and press F5 (on the keyboard) to refresh your web browser. You will see a list of the last error messages generated by your website.

In this list you will find detailed information about each error including: Some information about the client receiving the error, description of the error and information about which folder or file is generating the error.

You will see a list of the last error messages generated by your website
You will see a list of the last error messages generated by your website