So, what does this mean?
The client, in this case, could be a PC or laptop. The HTTP server is a web host that runs web server software. When you click on a website, the browser sends a request to the corresponding server, responding with an HTTP status code. If the URL is deemed valid and actually exists, the connection is granted. Then, the server will send your browser (the ‘client’) the specific site, and you will be able to see all the related files.
Have you ever found yourself frustrated by the ‘404 File not found’ error? This is one of the HTTP’s status codes, along with others that you’ll find below. They tell you what went wrong with the process.
Some standard HTTP status codes include:
• 200 – the request was successful.
• 301 – it means that the current website has moved. Usually, the browser redirects you to the new URL.
• 401 – you need to log in with a valid ID and password to access the website.
• 403 – accessing the site is forbidden.
• 500 – there was an internal server error.