The 5 Frequent Browser Errors Which You Come Across During Web Page Loading

By: Brooke M. Perry

Do you feel irritated, when you type the exact address of the website in the URL field but the search results get you an error message? How often do you get error messages while opening web pages on your browser? If you’re tired of facing such error displays, then stay tuned as this article will give you some recommendations that will enhance the chances of getting your desired webpage loaded. If the web page cannot be displayed or loaded, then the browser will either display the actual error page sent by the website or a friendly error message to inform you that a link is not accessible.

Let’s look at some of the most common errors that appear on your browsers very often. You can also find suitable solutions to rectify such errors.

1. The webpage cannot be found (HTTP 400)

What does it mean?

This error is usually displayed when the browser is able to connect to the web server, but the desired web page cannot be found. It is a major problem in which the entered web address (URL) is partially incorrect or is typed incorrectly. Additionally, the browser will prompt this error message when the server is unable to find anything that matches the URL typed in the address bar.

How to resolve?

First of all, check the URL that you have entered to open a desired website. The browser will land on Error Code 404, if you type wrong URL address. Reconfirm the address carefully as even a single letter, character or number missing in the URL can make a difference.

Secondly, change the domain name of the URL to reach the desired page. The ‘400 Bad Request’ error frequently appears when there is an issue with the website's server that you are trying to access. You may reach the actual website by replacing ‘’ with ‘’

2. The website declined to show this webpage (HTTP 403)

What does it mean?

If you’re getting this message very frequently, then the browser is able to connect to the website but it does not have permission to display the web page. Following are some of the reasons for this error:

· You have to seek permission from the website's administrator to access that web page. It might be possible that the web server does not accept public web page requests. In case you need the access to this website, then contact the website administrator instantly.

· You're trying to view a web page that is generated by a program and the folder on the server is not correctly configured by the website administrator.

· You have entered a basic web address but the website does not have an official or default web page.

How to resolve?

Always check for URL errors and typing mistakes on the first stage, as it is the most important feature while accessing any web page. Also, ensure that you're using an actual web page file name and extension in URL address bar of the browser.

Below mentioned are some of the ways to resolve this error:

a) Contact the website

If you are a regular visitor of a website and this error is very frequent, then try to contact the website directly. Either the ‘403 Forbidden error’ is possibly a mistake or the website itself isn't aware of the problem yet. You can easily find a website's contact information through a WHOIS search, by entering the domain name as your search keyword.

b) Contact your ISP

If you’ve checked with the website and everything is fine at their end, then contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). There is a possibility that your public IP address or your Internet Service Provider, has been blacklisted and this is the reason behind producing a 403 Forbidden error very frequently.

3. The webpage cannot be found (HTTP 404)

What does it mean?

This error simply means that your browser is able to connect to the website, but the web page is not found. A major reason behind display of this error is either the webpage is temporarily unavailable or it has been deleted way back and is no longer available on the web.

How to resolve?

a) Refresh the web page again

If you’re not getting this error very often, then retry or refresh the web page by pressing “F5,” a function key. You can also click on the “refresh/reload” button of the browser or try to re-type the URL again in the address bar.

b) Search the web page

Searching the web page in a popular search engine also helps in resolving this issue. It's possible that you have typed a wrong URL that is unable to take you where exactly you want to go. If you are able to find the page in the search results, then immediately update your bookmark or mark it as favorite for hassle free accessing in the future.

4. The website cannot display the page (HTTP 405)

What does it mean?

You get this error when you are connected to the website, but the web page content cannot be downloaded. ‘The website cannot display the page’ error message usually displayed due to a problem in programming of the web page.

How to resolve?

Everything is fine at your end but there is a problem with the website. You cannot do anything to resolve this issue, although, you should wait for the website owners to rectify it. If you use this website very often without problems, try to contact the website owner and ask them to fix it as soon as possible.

5. The webpage no longer exists (HTTP 410)

What does it mean?

This error message appears when the browser is able to connect to the website, but the webpage cannot be found. This error is permanent and is meant to be turned on by the website administrator. If you’ve visited this page in the past, then it is possible that it was used for displaying limited time offers or promoting promotional content.

How to resolve?

You cannot fix this issue as it is turned on by the website administrator according to their own requirement and interest. However, to ensure that the website no longer exists, you can type the URL address again. If it's a link, then it could be surely out of date.

Above mentioned are some of the most common errors, which users generally face while browsing. Browser cannot read this webpage format (HTTP 406), the website is too busy to show the webpage (HTTP 408 or 409), and the website is unable to display the webpage (HTTP 501 or 505) are some of the other possible errors that you may get while looking for websites on the Internet. Also, close your browser and launch it again to see if that helps in fixing up the issue. If you are not able to open any of the web pages and nothing helps, then check the power cable of router and your Internet connection. Happy Browsing!

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Brooke M. Perry is an ardent technician associated with Qresolve online computer support with wide experience of fixing issues with PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. With a strong track record of devising effective ways of internet security and system security, she has so far helped thousands of users across the globe.

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