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How To Identify & Fix HTTP Errors Of Your Website?

Every HTTP error has an HTTP code that describes the status of a URL to the client. These three-digit codes include error messages that visitors encounter.

Following are the five classes of HTTP codes divided into categories, by the first digit:

  1. Errors starting with 1, 2, or 3 are fully functional requests
  2. Errors starting with 4 are client-side error, the most common error codes span 400 to 404
  3. Errors starting with 5 are server-side error, the most common error codes span 500 to 510

4xx Errors

These errors show up where there is a problem with the client’s request (web browser etc), but often point to a problem on a website.

For instance: You have a broken link on your website, the client requests it and receives a 404 error page. That is how it works.

To resolve this you can check for broken links on your website. On WordPress this can be either done by a plugin or you can check error pages from cPanel -> Home -> Advanced -> Error Pages.

400 Bad Request

It happens when the user’s request contains an incorrect syntax.

401 Unauthorized

The error shows up when the requested file is a protected one and requires authentication, such as a username and password.

403 Forbidden

In general, this happens when the index file is missing on your server or the root directory is empty, or when you have purchased a new hosting and have not uploaded your website or have not installed WordPress, etc.

Other times, it happens when the server stops the visitor to access the requested file. To resolve this, check for the file’s permission settings. Also see whether the system protects the file in cPanel’s Indexes interface (cPanel -> Home -> Advanced -> Indexes).

404 Not Found

When the server doesn’t find the requested URL. Commonly occurs when a visitor mistypes a URL or you have interlinked to a dead URL.

Managed WordPress users may use a permalink finder plugin to reduce this error to zero.

5xx Errors

Such errors occur when a server fails to full fill an apparently-valid request made by the client. These errors are a little bit complicated because sometimes a chain of servers handles an HTTP request which means that the error may also come from other server.

In WordPress, you can resolve it by testing your themes and plugins as it generally comes from there.

Comment below for any assistance in this regard.

500 Internal Server Error

The error is a result of misconfiguration, especially when the server finds some unexpected condition and fails to gather any information about the real problem it is facing.

501 Not Implemented

Comes when the server does not support the client’s chosen HTTP method. Also, occurs on out-of-date servers. To resolve, try reloading your page, clear the browser cache. Other issues might include viruses or malware or an overload on your server.

502 Bad Gateway

Occurs when proxy servers are badly configured or IP communication between backend systems is poor or when the client’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) is overloaded. May also occur due to imroperly configured firewall functions.

Clearing the client’s (web browser) cache sometimes work in resolving this issue. Other times, you may need to report the issue to an expert. You may also comment here for help.

Try to start a new browser session, restart your system and network, change DNS and clear your cache.

503 Service Unavailable

When a server fails to handle requests due to a temporary overload or when the server is temporarily under maintenance. Generally happens when you update your website’s software. To resolve, simply wait.

504 Gateway Timeout

Comes when a server did not receive a timely response. Can happen temporarily or when your server starts to go out of resources or due to slow communication between upstream servers. To resolve, look for any server connectivity issues, check the requested page code, test your firewall for any faults.

505 HTTP Version Not Supported

When the server refuses to allow the HTTP protocol that the client system specifies. This error generally occurs when the user’s system incorrectly specifies the protocol. To resolve, switch to a modern web browser.

506 Variant Also Negotiates

Means the server is not properly configured. To resolve this issue, contact an expert or research yourself or comment below.

507 Insufficient Storage

Simply means that the server is out of free memory. The error comes when requested application fails to allocate necessary server resources. To resolve this issue, contact an expert or research yourself or comment below.

509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

This means that your server has reached its bandwidth limit, and you need more resources. To resolve, wait every time until the limit resets or try reducing your resource usage or upgrade your hosting plan or move to a dedicated server.

510 Not Extended

Shows up when the webserver does not support the extension attached to the HTTP request. To resolve, wait every time until the limit resets, or reduce your resource usage, or upgrade your hosting plan, or move to a dedicated server.

Importing MySQL Databases Via SSH Command Line On Self Managed Servers

SANGKRIT.net not only offers you Managed and Fully Managed servers but it also lets you subscribe self-managed server option which is only recommended for command line experts. Because self-managed servers are without a control panel such as cPanel, Plesk, or Simple Control Panel.

These self-managed servers do not have phpMyAdmin installed which is used for managing MySQL databases. So in order to manage databases, you are required to use the SSH command line to import .SQL backup files.

This post guides you through importing MySQL databases via SSH.

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Harden Your Website’s Security With Functional Isolation

Security is not an absolute thing, it is a continuous process that never ends. This post will introduce you to a security concept which serves as an introductory guide to make your website more secure and easy to fix when compromised.

Whenever any malicious code or file enters your system, it becomes mandatory for you to check all your files, scan them, find the problem and fix it before it starts to affect your visitors, Google ranking and your online reputation.

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Difference Between Domain Name And Website Hosting

Netizens who just got online doesn’t know the basic difference between domain name and web-hosting. These two are most important products to bring any website online and make it accessible for other netizens across world wide web.

Domain names and hosting are well-known terms when it comes to starting a new website. In this lesson you will learn about the difference between a domain name and website hosting AKA web-hosting plan.

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Your Ultimate Guide For Selecting Right WordPress Host

While WordPress lets you easily create any kind of website or blog in minutes, lots of hosting options and features makes you easily get lost. So in this tutorial we will be discussing what hosting options are available and which one is right for you.

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