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Site Not Found

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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Q:
Why do I often get the message “Site cannot be found” when I go to some web pages?

A:
“404- Not Found – The page you were trying to look at was not found on the server.”

1. This is probably the most common error you’ll come across while online. There are several reasons for this:

The web page you were going to has been removed or re-named. Try scaling down the URL . For example, if it’s:

www.worldstart.com/tips/nopage.htm

you may want to try:

www.worldstart.com/tips

or

www.worldstart.com

Keep going backwards in the URL and you’ll usually come up with the site you’re after. Then you can look for the lost page from there.

2. Your Internet connection has gone dead, so try re-logging on.

3. Net congestion during peak hours (especially common with dial-up ISPs ) can also prevent pages from loading. If it takes too long for a page to be found, the browser might just give up. Try the page again later (or hit the “Refresh” button).

~ Steve

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Site Not Found

Friday, November 12th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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Site Not Found

“404- Not Found – The page you were trying to look at was not found on the server.” Doesn’t this message annoy you? There are several reasons why you would get this message.

1. The web page you were going to has been removed or re-named. Try scaling down the URL. For example, if it’s:

www.worldstart.com/tips/nopage.htm

you may want to try:

www.worldstart.com/tips

or

www.worldstart.com

Keep going backwards in the URL and you’ll usually come up with the site you’re after. Then you can look for the lost page from there.

2. Your Internet connection has gone dead, so try re-logging on.

3. Net congestion during peak hours (especially common with dial-up ISPs) can also prevent pages from loading. If it takes too long for a page to be found, the browser might just give up. Try the page again later (or hit the “Refresh” button).

4. The page you want is getting a lot of traffic so the server is bogged down (this happens to our cool sites all the time). Try again later.

~ Steve

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