I'm new to Magento which makes me a big newbie. I have recently set up a localhost store using XAMPP. Now I want to import 500 products with my CSV file. I've looked up the CSV file structure and I think I did good, so I don't there are any errors there (I may be wrong too).

Anyway, after I try to upload my .csv, nothing happens and it keeps displaying "please wait for" message. After a while, I decided to stop and ran firebug and re-ran import.

I got this error message

"NetworkError: 500 Internal Server Error - https://localhost/myownstore/admin2/admin/import/validate/key/ <---there was a random key.

I've tried setting file permission to index.php, also changed PHP memory limit value and nothing helps.

Please help me I'm desperate :(

  • How did you manage to make it not say "NetworkError: 500 Internal Server Error..."? Sorry I cannot comment without the points
    – CAllen
    May 27, 2016 at 20:50
  • How did you solve out? I have same issue Jun 27, 2018 at 11:59

2 Answers 2


Please ensure there is var folder having valid write permission so export process will create file in car/export folder.

Let me know if you need help.


Do one thing go to


in that go to line number 11 (approx) you will find below code Just uncomment it.

ini_set('display_errors', 1);

Once you do this after that you will get an original error instead of 500 error.

after that it will be easy to trace the problem.

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