I accidentally gzipped every file in a folder that contains a website. The webpage are all .php files and the php pages get some information from a mysql database. I then ungzipped everything. If I go on the website (live on the internet), I get a HTTP Error 500. How can i fix this problem?

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    Welcome to Server Fault! A 500 error is the webservers way of saying "I have a major problem, but I don't want to talk about it in public". Look at the error log of the server, there will be a clear message saying what's wrong. – Gerald Schneider Jul 16 at 12:32
  • @GeraldSchneider Thank you.. Is there some standard folder I can find the server log? – MikeCrop Jul 16 at 12:34
  • this depends on your installation, but you may find some informations in /var/log – francois P Jul 16 at 12:38

The permissions and ownership of the files may have changed during the zip-unzip process. If you're using Apache HTTPD, you may have to change ownership to www-data (either the user or group) to get Apache to use the files.

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