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HTTP Error Explanations

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a website or application layer protocol that gets you to access information on the internet. However, as incredible as this internet protocol is, it is flawed differently.

Ideally, HTTP has status codes issued based on the request made on the server by the server. These codes, supported by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), are formed from variables such as IETF Request for Comments, specifications, and additional ones available on the website or application.

However, each HTTP status codes mean different things and they are divided into 5 categories, namely:

The first three categories are response, successful acceptance of requests, and redirecting to complete requests, while the latter two categories are error codes. Common 4xx HTTP errors are 400, 401, 404, 403, while 5xx HTTP error is the Error 500.

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