Website HTTP Status Codes - What Are They?


      In this page we just want to explore just a few of the more common status codes you may comes across both as a developer and as a user (browser) of the internet. Some of these codes will have you jumping for joy, some will have you pulling your hair out but understanding them will help your sanity just a little bit (we hope).

      2xx - Success Status

      200 - OK - This is the most common status code and simply put, everything is ok, this page or element has loaded correctly

      204 - No Content - This basically means that the server processed this, however, no content is being returned back.

      3xx - Redirection Status

      301 - Moved Permanently - This means that any requests into this will be permanently directed to the URL specified

      4xx - Error

      400 - Bad Request - This status code indicates that the request cannot be completed due to bad syntax

      401 - Unauthorized - This indicates that authentication has failed or something is trying to load before authentication has been completed

      403 - Forbidden - This means that the actual request was valid but the server is refusing to respond to the request.

      404 - Not Found - One of the most common status codes, this means that the item requested was not found on the server.

      5xx - Server Errors

      500 - Internal Server Error - This is pretty much a catch all error code when the server cannot give you more information on the particular error

      503 - Service Unavailable - This can be a common error code and means that the server is currently unavailable. This is normally a temporary error

      509 - Bandwidth Limit Exceeded - This status code is basically saying that the website on the server has reached its limits and the server will no longer be served up

      We hope this has helped, there is a more comprehensive list available by heading on over to Status Codes

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