Http 500 server error after wordpress 5.2.2 update

My website URL is:

What I’m seeing is: Http 500 error

I’m using this software:

Additional information:

I cant access my admin area as well. Please let me know a fix and if its related to php memory shortage how can that be increased?

can you please enable display errors from alter php config?

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I am sorry i dont know how to do that

I will show you step-by-step.

  1. Go to the Control Panel, click on “Alter PHP Config”, select your domain from the dropdown list and click on “Alter PHP Directives”.
  2. After that, select “On” after display_errors, and click again on “Alter PHP Directives”.

I can’t show screenshots because it’s related to the FTP missing home directory issue too sometimes.


here’s a screen shot:

on alter php config


Fatal error : Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function wp_recovery_mode() in /home/vol9_5/ Stack trace: #0 /home/vol9_5/ wp_is_recovery_mode() #1 /home/vol9_5/ wp_get_active_and_valid_plugins() #2 /home/vol9_5/ require_once(‘/home/vol9_5/ep…’) #3 /home/vol9_5/ require_once(‘/home/vol9_5/ep…’) #4 /home/vol9_5/ require_once(‘/home/vol9_5/ep…’) #5 /home/vol9_5/ require(‘/home/vol9_5/ep…’) #6 {main} thrown in /home/vol9_5/ on line 812

Then select your domain from the dropdown list, and click on “Alter PHP Directives”, like this example:

(also don’t watch the ads).

Then I don’t show you the screenshot of enabling display_errors because of the home directory missing issue that is on my hosting account.


I am following the method and the wordpress file is currently uploading. Quick questtion, will this delete my existing content?

unfortunately yes if you remove your all data. you can upload only non-existing files on ftp to don’t lose your data :grin:

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what if i don’t upload/replace the content folder?

not folder. just upload non-existing files

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Then should i select skip when the dialogue asks me what to do with existing files??

You should overwrite the files if you’re uploading new WordPress files.

I am currently overwriting but I am not uploading the content folder so my data remains intact. Is this correct?

Yes, it is.

I am just uploading WP-admin and WP-include and overwriting the existing ones. Please tell me if this is enough?

Yes, this is enough.

Thank you so much for the help. I am really worried if things are going to workout or not

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This is the error after uploading those 2 folders
Warning : require(/home/vol9_5/ failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/vol9_5/ on line 23

Fatal error : require(): Failed opening required ‘/home/vol9_5/’ (include_path=‘.:/usr/share/pear/’) in /home/vol9_5/ on line 23