How to open a 404 not found site

Welcome to IT People Blog. For those of you who are active internet users who often surf the virtual world to find certain information, you must have been stranded on a website page that cannot be opened with the status information “Error 404 Page”, “Error 404 Not Found” or the like, even though the page you are opening seems to load. important information regarding the search objective

A website page that could not be accessed due to an error or was not found is associated with a 404 warning code, this comes from feedback from a website script that cannot display the requested information because it does not exist, is missing, has been changed or is corrupted. Maybe the website owner has edited the page so that it causes a change to the address where the page is located, it could also be because the file in question was deleted from their website’s storage server.

The Error 4040 not found message also has other versions such as HTTP 404 Not Found, 404 Page Not Found, 404 Error, 404 Not Found, Error 404, The requested URL [URL] was not found on this server, HTTP 404, Error 404 Not Found, 404 File or Directory Not Found

Other things that cause the 4040 error to appear include;

1. The URL of the site address is different, this may be because the website owner has changed the destination URL of the page accidentally or intentionally

2. Because the cache stored in the browser history shows the status of the page not found before, and you have to clear the browser history to refresh the data request to the server

3. Problems with DNS or VPN settings, this often happens because of blocking certain site addresses

4. The website builder component experienced an error resulting in a 404 error response, this could be from a plugin, a script in the theme, hackers or maybe a server error

5. The website server suddenly shuts down so it doesn’t respond to requests

6. Redirect URLs that are not done correctly or are still in the propagation stage of switching/parking domains

The following are some things you can do to open a 404 error site easily and quickly;

1. Open via google cache

When a website page is indexed for the first time in the Google search engine, Google records how the website page looks/snippets for the first time when it is crawled by Googlebot.

For example, I’m looking for information related to how to calibrate the touchscreen screen on an Android cellphone and I found quite interesting search results but when I opened the page, the results were not found.

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So to open the 404 error page is through the google cache itself, in the search results click the drop down icon then select cache

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After that, a snippet version of the initial page will appear when Googlebot crawled it for the first time, there should contain important information such as when was the last time Googlebot visited the page, saw the text version of the page or saw the page source code.

2. Check Site URL

Lots of site URLs have been changed by their owners for various reasons, for example

This is the URL of my blog 3 years ago > and this is the URL of my blog now >, so if you find an index of articles I wrote 4-5 years ago on the internet it will probably lead to page 404 not found

Likewise, other popular websites such as seem to have changed their domain to

So, you have to make sure that the URL you are visiting is correct and has not changed. How to? by typing the name/brand of the website for example “IT People Blog”

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3. Refreshing the Page

The next way is to refresh/reload the page several times, because the 404 error problem might be caused because the server is overloaded with requests so it can’t find the requested file.

4. Clear browser history cache

When the browser accesses the xxx site for the first time, the site is not found, the browser saves the response to this request so that the browser continues to display this result no matter how many times you repeat the data request because the browser will load the cached data even though the original page is available again.

To save resources, browsers tend to display cached data rather than reloading data from the server every time, which is why you need to clear your browser history regularly before requesting the page again.

How to clear browser history and search history on chrome via the history menu > clear browsing data > select everything

5. Turn off VPN

Some websites hosted on certain servers deny access from VPN users detected from other countries, it may be a kind of protection intended to protect websites from invalid traffic, hackers, spam and so on.

When you see a 404 page, try to check your VPN, if it’s active, try turning it off and vice versa if it’s inactive, try activating it to see the changes.

Thus the article on how to open the 404 not found site to get the information needed, hopefully it will be useful.. share other tips in the comments column and help me complete the information related to this topic.



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