Common website errors

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There are several numbered website errors, from the well known error 404 (not found) to error 500 (internal server error). But what do these numbers mean and how can you fix them? Below we had outlined some of the most common website error numbers from Linx servers that you might see and what they mean.

HTTP error 401 (unauthorized)

A 401 appears when a visitor tries to access a restricted web page that they are not authorised to view.

HTTP error 400 (bad request)

A 400 error is the web server telling you that the application you’re using (your web browser, etc) has accessed the website incorrectly or the request has somehow been corrupted.

HTTP error 403 (forbidden)

Similar to the 401 but in this case, no login opportunity is available. For example: if you’ve tried to access a forbidden directory on a website.

HTTP error 404 (not found)

A 404 appears when you try to access a web page that doesn’t exist. This might be because of a broken link, a mistyped URL or that the website owner has moved the page you’re looking for to another place or deleted it. You can avoid these by putting re-directs on webpages you change the URL for or delete.

HTTP error 500 (internal server error)

This error is mostly self explanatory, it appears when a web server encounters an internal error, such as when the serve is overloaded and is unable to handle requests properly. Or the website coding contains a error. If the server displays this type of error, you should look for indication on what file is causing the error by investigating the error_log

HTTP error 503 (internal server error)

This appears when the website that is hosted on cPanel exceeds the allowed resources. You can read more about this error here

 

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