This past weekend I spent writing an application using the CodeIgniter framework for my programming languages class. Sunday night I finally got it working and it was time to move it to production on bluehost. After I made created the database and made some configuration changes I checked it out and I got nothing. It was a white page of nothing. I checked my logs and found nothing. Normally this wouldn’t be such an issue, but when you have nothing in your logs, then you don’t have much to work with. I looked at the source of the blank page and found this: “<!– SHTML Wrapper – 500 Server Error –>.” Still not a lot to work with.
Today I spent some time investing the issue and found out that a lot of people were having the issue, but I didn’t find any fixes. Long story short the fix was to enable FastCGI PHP5 on Bluehost. When I did that an error finally appeared on the screen! Apparently I misspelled my database name >_<.
Anyway, if you’re having the same issue, let me know if this fix worked for you.