404 Not Found

404 not found server error codes are usually customized to the website showing the 404 not found error visit the website. In fact, this is one of the most customized error codes around. Generally speaking, the 404 error is a user generated error – meaning you typed the wrong URL into the search bar, or the page you were looking for or linked from another website has been moved elsewhere on the site.

A website displaying the 404 error code assumes that the HTTP link in sent by the requesting agent is correct, but can not find the page, and thus can not display the attempted URL. When it comes to snail mail, think of this same process as a “return to sender” notice.

For the most part a customized 404 not found page is displayed in front of you on where to find the missing page used to be – or at least where you thought it used to be if it was found in error. The top level domain URL is usually the suggested starting point for most sites on a 404 error page. Sometimes the 404 can occur when a website has been moved from one web server to another also, and either corrupt DNS settings or the new location is not known are the culprits. Usually this is repaired within hours once the DNS entries get updated to the location of the website and the 404 not found will go away.

404 Not Found displays:

  • 404 Error
  • HTTP 404 File Not Found
  • Error 404
  • 404 Page Not Found
  • Error 404 Not Found
  • 404 File or Directory Not Found
  • HTTP 404
  • 404 Not Found

404 Http Error Code