Check Server Headers Tool - HTTP Status Codes Checker

Single URI Processing - Basic

Enter the full URI path for the page that you are checking server headers for e.g. http://www.seoconsultants.com/tools/headers

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Check server headers and verify HTTP Status Codes

There are seven HTTP status codes (200|301|302|304|307|404|410) that we are primarily interested in from an indexing and search engine marketing perspective. It is recommended that you verify your URIs are returning the proper Status-Code in the Server Header.

Our Check Server Headers tool (Single URI Processing with Recursive Results) will identify itself (userAgent) as...

SEO Consultants Directory CSH Bot V2S User IP: 54.242.18.190
from /tools/headers


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Current Date and Time: 2014-07-28T00:11:45-0800
User IP Address: 54.242.18.190

The Web Server can use the following Header Fields

  1. Method
  2. HTTP-Version
  3. URI
  4. Date
  5. Connection
  6. Authorization
  7. If-Modified-Since
  8. Content-Length
  9. Content-Type

All other server headers are parsed, but they are ignored.

HTTP Status Codes that the Web Server can return - Definitions

  1. 200 OK
  2. 301 Moved Permanently
  3. 302 Found
  4. 304 Not Modified
  5. 307 Temporary Redirect
  6. 400 Bad Request
  7. 401 Unauthorized
  8. 403 Forbidden
  9. 404 Not Found
  10. 410 Gone
  11. 500 Internal Server Error
  12. 501 Not Implemented

HTTP Status Code - 200 OK

The request has succeeded. The information returned with the response is dependent on the method used in the request.

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HTTP Status Code - 301 Moved Permanently

The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI and any future references to this resource SHOULD use one of the returned URIs.

Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/301

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HTTP Status Code - 302 Found

The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URI. Since the redirection might be altered on occasion, the client SHOULD continue to use the Request-URI for future requests.

Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/302

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HTTP Status Code - 304 Not Modified

If the client has performed a conditional GET request and access is allowed, but the document has not been modified, the server SHOULD respond with this status code. The 304 response MUST NOT contain a message-body, and thus is always terminated by the first empty line after the header fields.

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HTTP Status Code - 307 Temporary Redirect

The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URI. Since the redirection MAY be altered on occasion, the client SHOULD continue to use the Request-URI for future requests. This response is only cacheable if indicated by a Cache-Control or Expires header field.

Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/307

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HTTP Status Code - 400 Bad Request

The request could not be understood by the server due to malformed syntax. The client SHOULD NOT repeat the request without modifications.

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HTTP Status Code - 401 Unauthorized

The request requires user authentication. The response MUST include a WWW-Authenticate header field containing a challenge applicable to the requested resource.

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HTTP Status Code - 403 Forbidden

The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it. Authorization will not help and the request SHOULD NOT be repeated.

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HTTP Status Code - 404 Not Found

The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.

Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/404

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HTTP Status Code - 410 Gone

The requested resource is no longer available at the server and no forwarding address is known. This condition is expected to be considered permanent. Clients with link editing capabilities SHOULD delete references to the Request-URI after user approval.

If the server does not know, or has no facility to determine, whether or not the condition is permanent, the status code 404 Not Found SHOULD be used instead. This response is cacheable unless indicated otherwise.

Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/410

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HTTP Status Code - 500 Internal Server Error

The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.

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HTTP Status Code - 501 Not Implemented

The server does not support the functionality required to fulfill the request. This is the appropriate response when the server does not recognize the request method and is not capable of supporting it for any resource.

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W3 References

  1. W3C - 10 Status Code Definitions
  2. W3C - 14 Header Field Definitions


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