When you surf the web, it works on a request-response system. You request a resource, such as a web page or an image, and you get back a response, or your browser does, at least. Thanks to the “http:” you place before a URL when you type in the browser’s address bar, requests and responses have a predefined structure. As defined by the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), an essential part of that structure is a status code.
- 500 Internal Server Error
This is the most typical error message encountered by online users. This is a generic error that might occur whenever a web server encounters an internal problem. Error 500 is most commonly seen when the web hosting server is overcrowded. You can resolve this error message by refreshing the page, clearing your browser’s cache, removing all of your web browser’s cookies, or restarting the web browser. If you get this problem on your website, contact your web hosting provider; if it’s a WordPress website, it might be a conflict with one of your third-party plugins. Try deleting these plugins one by one in the cPanel to verify which is the one that causes the conflict.
- 401 Unauthorised
A 401 unauthorized error is an http status code message that often occurs when a user tries to visit an unauthorized website or after an unsuccessful login attempt to an unauthorized website. The webmaster normally protects these unauthorized websites with a password using cPanel.
- 400 Bad Request:
This error message indicates that something went wrong with your web browser in response to your request. This usually signifies that the data transmitted by the browser does not follow the rules of the http protocol. The server is unable to handle a request with incorrect syntax. This might indicate that the user’s internet connection is unreliable, that there is a security vulnerability inside the operating system, that there is a caching issue, or that the browser is malfunctioning.
- 403 Forbidden:
If you try to enter a restricted directory on a web browser, you will encounter this error notice, which indicates that there is no login option on the page. The most typical reason a user would receive this error message is if the website does not allow users to browse the site’s file directory structure or if the individual file requested is not allowed to be accessed via the web. You may enable 403 protection on your site for security purposes by masking the directory structure or files that contain susceptible information. This is a fantastic technique to safeguard your site from being hacked. Although many web servers provide this feature by default, you may add an extra security layer to your site by opening your cPanel account, navigating to the Advanced menu box, and selecting Index Manager. By selecting ‘No Indexing’ on the directory you desire to protect, you may customize how your users view a specific directory on your website.
- 404 Not Found:
A 404 not found error message will show whenever a user attempts to visit a non-existent web page. This warning is typically displayed when a user exits the browser, presses the stop button, or clicks on a link too rapidly. However, it may also occur when a file is excessively big or a server works too slowly.
You have most certainly encountered a 404 error when exploring the web. If the server cannot discover anything on the requested location, a 404 message will be shown. This is frequently due to a mistyped URL, but it can also occur when users attempt to access deleted or temporarily inaccessible pages. You should try to decrease the 404s on your website as much as possible because they will almost always boost your bounce rate.
It should be observed that the 404 messages and the 410 error page are quite similar. While both show that the server could not locate the requested file, the 410 implies that this is a permanent condition, implying that the resource was most likely purposely rendered inaccessible.