Links that don’t lead anywhere are known as ‘dead links’ or ‘broken links’. The HTTP status code 404 is often referred to as ‘error 404’, ‘HTTP 404’, or ‘404 code’. At the end of the day, the website’s visitors will not find the content that they were looking for. However the appearance of a 404 page does not necessarily mean that the desired information is not available at all.
How does a ‘404 error’ come about?
- The URL or its content (such as files or images) was either deleted or moved.
- The URL was written incorrectly.
- The server responsible for the website is not running.
- The entered domain name doesn’t exist anymore.
How to fix the 404 error.
- Reload the Page.
- Check the URL again.
- Go back through the directory levels.
- Delete the browser cache and cookies.
- Contact the website Administrator
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