We live in a world where the internet has become an important part of our lives. There are a lot of websites and webpages available on the internet providing us the answers to our all doubts with just one click. Webpages are making our lives easy with the information they store. We will discuss a common error the webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
On a daily basis, we search a lot of things on Google or Chrome without even thinking. From all our small doubts to the larger ones, taking suggestions for decorating our house, recommendations for buying the best product available according to our needs, want to know more about some situation in detail and many more. Students also use this facility to search according to the need for their homework, project work, etc. Suppose you are stuck with some work and need suggestions and help from the internet. You write your query on the net and successfully find a chrome page related to your problem but as soon as you click on it, it reflects the error the webpage might be temporarily down. It can be very frustrating for you. This situation can become more frustrating when you don’t know how to eliminate this error.
At the end of this article, you will find a solution to this error- the webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. and will be able to do it all by yourself to prevent your time wastage in the future.
Table of Contents
- 1 More About Webpages
- 2 Reasons Behind The Error Page May Have Moved Or Is Temporarily Down
- 3 How To Remove This Error
- 4 FAQs
- 5 Conclusion
More About Webpages
Webpages are documents containing a lot of information. It is a hypertext document available on the web browser. The one you are reading now is also a webpage. You can write a specific URL of the website on Chrome, and it will directly lead you to the webpage you are searching for. A web page has a lot of information, images, and links both inner and outer regarding a specific topic. Companies also use webpages for marketing their products and increasing sales. Websites are the collection of webpages.
There are several different websites on the internet having 1000 of webpages regarding 1000 various topics under them. Due to the availability of these websites and webpages, we can easily have a result for every doubt or content we search on the internet. All the information regarding certain things is just one click away from us. But despite all the advantages, webpages can face many problems when we try to run them. The most common error is – the webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Reasons Behind The Error Page May Have Moved Or Is Temporarily Down
Before jumping to the solutions to solve the error – webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address, we will see some of the very common reasons which lead to this error-
- The presence of some cookies in your chrome browser which is invalid.
- You are typing the wrong address of the website you want to open.
- There are some issues with your DNS server.
- The antivirus in your system is causing some troubles.
- Some physical reasons can also be there, like problems with routers, cables, wifi, etc.
How To Remove This Error
After discussing the main reasons which can lead to our error, we will now look at the most important part of this article which is how to remove the error- the webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Use Another Browser To Access The Same Webpage
You can try to access the webpage you want to open using another browser. If your PC is not having another browser, you can search for the same webpage on your phone. If the webpage is still not opening, then in 99 percent of cases, the webpage is having some issues, and you can try waiting for some time.
It is also possible that there are changes in the domain address of the webpage. If your phone can access the website, then your Chrome is having some issues, and you can fix it following the below methods.
The creation and storing of cookies in a folder is a default process that happens whenever we visit a website. Over time, these cookies become corrupt or get expire. And these can be the reason why you are facing the error- the webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. You should remove these cookies by following some easy steps-
- Click on the three dots icon available on your Chrome and then select settings.
- Select the option Show advanced settings and then click on the clear browsing data.
- Tick the cookies in the new tab, which will appear and will ask you to select what you want to remove.
- Click on the clear browsing data.
Changing The IP Address Of The DNS Server
DNS server is the one that handles all the computer requests that are send to the internet, and if the server is not stable, it can lead to this error.
So instead of using the default server, we should shift to the google DNS.
It is possible that your firewall is stopping and disturbing the site’s loading. You can try disabling the firewall temporarily for some time.
- Please search for the Windows Defender Firewall in your start menu and open it.
- You will see an option of turning on or off your window defender firewall. Click on it.
- Select turn off windows defender firewall in both sections- private and public.
- Then press Ok
You can copy the address of the webpage you want to open and open it in incognito mode by clicking on the three dots available on Chrome and choosing incognito mode from it.
Incognito mode helps to load a file without any disturbance from the third- party and extensions by making the connection private. We will now see how to disable these extensions for your website to load in a normal mode.
If the site works in incognito mode, then the extensions can be the reason behind this error. You should follow the below steps to remove extensions-
- Open Chrome and search chrome extensions there. You have to do this in incognito mode only.
- All the present extensions will appear.
- You can remove them by pressing the remove button present near the extension.
Reset Chrome Browser
Resetting our chrome browser can help us to remove the error- The webpage might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. To reset your Chrome follow the steps-
- Open the google chrome, and in the address bar, type Reset profile settings.
- A reset setting button will appear. Click on it. The process will consume some time, and you will have to wait for it.
You can also do the same using the file explorer-
- Open file explorer on your PC and write the following address- %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
- Select and delete all the contents from the directory User Data.
- Sign in with your Google account after relaunching the Chrome
What is the incognito mode?
Incognito mode helps you to browse in Chrome privately. Your history records or cookies don’t get save on your device.
How can I differentiate a webpage from a website?
A website is a collection of different webpages, whereas a webpage is a single site regarding any particular topic. A website has a lot of webpages under it.
Can I remove the webpage error by myself?
Yes, the methods are very basic for someone to follow them to remove the error. Follow step-by-step instructions, and you will find a solution to remove the error.
Do I need money to remove my error?
No, the methods are some changes to make in your device settings, and they don’t require any money.
You can follow the above steps if you ever receive a website temporarily down message while trying to open a website. This will help you to continue your work without any disturbance.
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