404 Error Code

Updated Sept 29, 2020 · 2 min read

What is a 404 error code?

A 404 error code is an Hypertext Transfer Protocol status response code (or HTTP status code) indicating that the page on a website a user is trying to reach can’t be found. In other words, while the server is reachable, the specific page can’t be reached. For example, the following is an example of a 404 error page from Pixar:

Users will typically receive one of the following error codes:

  • 404
  • 404 Error
  • 404 Not Found
  • 404 Page Not Found
  • Error 404 Not Found
  • File Not Found
  • HTTP 404
  • Page Not Found
  • Server Not Found

Cause of a 404 error code

404 error codes typically appear because either:

  • A user entered a URL incorrectly.
  • The page the user previously accessed was moved or removed without redirecting users to the new page.

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