500 error when going to ghost site but goes away after refreshing

If you’re looking for some help, it’s important to provide as much context as possible so that people are able to assist you. Try to always mention:

  • What’s your URL? This is the easiest way for others to debug your issue:
  • What version of Ghost are you using? bitnami/ghost:latest, 5.67.0
  • What configuration? Running on a CapRover instance, which is running on an Oracle Cloud server in London.
  • What browser? Chrome and Firefox
  • What errors or information do you see in the console? N/A
  • What steps could someone else take to reproduce the issue you’re having? Go to the link, and observe the 500 error, refresh a few times and see it will let you onto the site. I don’t know why it happens but it seems to be consistent on new browser sessions, but goes away after refreshing a few times, until reopening the browser. ctrl+f5 doesn’t cause it to show up again…selected the right topic here, I thought it was best as it is a “configuring” thing.

I am unsure if I have

Hm, I tried opening your link in a few different browsers now, and refreshed the page a few times. Never got an error.

I am not too familiar with CapRover, but can you access the server’s console there somehow? This is where you should see more information about the origin of the 500 error.

Please share your Ghost logs. I’m not sure how bitnami handles logging, but if it uses the Ghost CLI, that would be ghost log -e

I’m unsure how I will access the logs. It’s running in a docker container, that’s what the bitnami thing is for, and caprover is like an automatic deploy system thing. I can probably ssh into the server and login to the docker container, If that’s what I have to do then I’ll have to wait till tomorrow as the ssh keys are on my pc.

Caprover shows the “application logs” which is where it should be but that’s stuck on Inspecting Operating system and has been since I set this up.