Common Online Errors And How To Identify Them.
Categories / Uncategorized By Tofunmi May
Hello there, how was our Sallah break, I hope it was splendid, well mine was fun-filled let’s save the gist and talk about the todays’ topic. We will be discussing common internet errors and how to identify them. Let’s take a random domain say tofunmi.com (note it must have been registered and hosted) there are cases where you encounter a variety of errors when accessing the site. Online errors cannot be avoided, it does help to understand what those errors mean and some basic steps for resolving them.
1. 404 (Script Not Found):
Error 404 occurs when the server couldn’t find the file which you were looking for. This also implies that the URL you typed or clicked in your browser doesn’t exist on the server.
Here’s how to resolve:
- Refresh the page: Hitting F5 refreshes the page in most browsers. It usually won’t help with a 404 error, but it only takes a second to try.
- Double-check the File in your Cpanel: Mistyped URLs (whether you mistyped them or a web page has a bad link) are the most common cause of 404 errors.
2. 400 (Bad Request Error):
Error 400 occurs when the server is unable to understand the request. That can happen if the request seems corrupt, but more often it’s because of something simple like requesting the URL that doesn’t exist.
Here’s how to resolve:
- Refresh the page: Clear your browser cache and refresh the page. If the problem is a corrupt request, resending the request can sometimes help.
- Double-check the URL: Sometimes a mistyped URL can cause a 400 Bad Request error instead of a 404 Not Found error.
- Contact your Host Provider: If the issue persists after doing these, please contact your host provider for further assistance.
3. 403 (Forbidden):
Error 403 happens when you try to access a page or resource that you don’t have the permission to access. Most of the time, there’s not much you can do to solve the problem. Either you don’t have access to that resource on purpose, or you don’t have access because someone made an error setting up permissions on the site.
Still, there are some things you can try to:
- Refresh the page: Clear your cookies and refreshes the page in most browsers.
- Double-check the URL: Sometimes a mistyped URL can cause a 403 Forbidden error. Make sure the URL points to a page and not a directory. Most websites restrict access to their folders for security reasons, and that may be the reason for the 403 error.
- Check your permissions: Some websites restrict access to their content to logged-in users only or users who have a certain level of access. If you’re not logged in or don’t have the clearance, you’ll likely see a 403 Forbidden error.
4. 500 (Internal Server Error):
Error 500 usually means there is something wrong on the website. That also means that it’s not a problem with your computer, browser, or internet connection.
Similar to other problems that we’ve discussed, there are only a few things you can on your end to resolve this issue:
- Refresh the page: Refresh the page in your browser continually, after clearing browser cache. It usually won’t help with a 500 error, but it only takes a second to try.
- Try again later: Often, server problems are temporary. Try visiting the page again later in the day.
- Contact the HostProvider: If the problem persists, try contacting your host provider for further assistance.
5. 503 (Service Unavailable Error):
Error 503 indicates that the server is unable to handle the request. The error could appear for many reasons, but the most common reason is that the server is overwhelmed with requests. Similar to other 5XX errors, the 503 error occurs on the server.
Here’s what you can try:
- Refresh the page: Refreshing the page might not help with the 503 error, but it only takes a second to try.
- Check if it’s the same for other people: Visit a site likeisitdownrightnow.com or downforeveryoneorjustme.com to see whether other people are also having problems accessing the site.
- Try again later: Server problems are often temporary. With the 503 error, in particular, it’s possible the server is overwhelmed with requests and can’t handle the traffic it’s getting. Contact your host provider to resolve the issue and reload the page again later in the day.
I hope we gained something today, please send in your comments, suggestions in the box below and I will be willing to attend to it. See you next week, enjoy your weekend.