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What's 404 Not Found?

Sarvech Qadir

Grokking Modern System Design Interview for Engineers & Managers

Ace your System Design Interview and take your career to the next level. Learn to handle the design of applications like Netflix, Quora, Facebook, Uber, and many more in a 45-min interview. Learn the RESHADED framework for architecting web-scale applications by determining requirements, constraints, and assumptions before diving into a step-by-step design process.

Sometimes, when a user tries to access a website by typing the URL or through a bad link, instead of directing the user to the webpage, the 404 Not Found occurs.

What causes this error?

  1. Website content has been removed or changed from the URL.

  2. Some file contents (files or images) were deleted or moved without resolving the internal links.

  3. URL was mistyped during the creating of webpage design or during the access of the webpage.

  4. The relevant server is down.

  5. Domain name service (DNS) is unable to convert the URL to an IP address.

  6. The entered domain name doesn’t exist.

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How to fix the error

  1. The page may not have loaded properly, reload the page.

  2. Check the URL for any mistakes while typing, e.g., forward slashes might be missing, or there may be some other syntax flaws.

  3. If you are accessing a link from any website, check its directory levels to see if the desired page is properly linked. Otherwise, clear the last directory in the URL.

  4. Many websites do offer a search column to search for anything within the website. Make use of that feature.

  5. You can use a search engine to search the website domain based on a keyword as long as the website exists.

  6. There could be a problem with the browser in your device, if it’s your device, try deleting the browser cache and cookies.

  7. You can always contact the website. Many websites usually have a Contact Us page containing the relevant emails and contact information.

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Grokking Modern System Design Interview for Engineers & Managers

Ace your System Design Interview and take your career to the next level. Learn to handle the design of applications like Netflix, Quora, Facebook, Uber, and many more in a 45-min interview. Learn the RESHADED framework for architecting web-scale applications by determining requirements, constraints, and assumptions before diving into a step-by-step design process.

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