The following is a list of HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) response status codes and standard associated phrases, intended to give a short textual description of the status. Microsoft IIS servers may also use sub-codes, which are not listed here. Others are unstandardised but commonly used.
The first digit of the status code specifies one of five classes of response. The phrases used are the standard examples, but any human-readable alternative can be provided.
Request received, continuing process.
This class of status code indicates a provisional response, consisting only of the Status-Line and optional headers, and is terminated by an empty line. Since HTTP/1.0 did not define any 1xx status codes, servers must not send a 1xx response to an HTTP/1.0 client except under experimental conditions.
- 100 Continue
This means that the server has received the request headers, and that the client should proceed to send the request body (in the case of a request for which a body needs to be sent; for example, a POST request). If the request body is large, sending it to a server when a request has already been rejected based upon inappropriate headers is inefficient. To have a server check if the request could be accepted based on the request’s headers alone, a client must send Expect: 100-continue as a header in its initial request and check if a 100 Continue status code is received in response before continuing (or receive 417 Expectation Failed and not continue).
- 101 Switching Protocols
- 102 Processing (WebDAV)
- 122 Request-URI too long
- 102 Processing (WebDAV)
A Microsoft extension which occurs only in IE7, when the request URI is longer than 2032 characters.
The action was successfully received, understood, and accepted.
This class of status code indicates that the client’s request was successfully received, understood, and accepted.
- 200 OK
Standard response for successful HTTP requests. The actual response will depend on the request method used. In a GET request, the response will contain an entity corresponding to the requested resource. In a POST request the response will contain an entity describing or containing the result of the action.
- 201 Created
- The request has been fulfilled and resulted in a new resource being created.
- 202 Accepted
The request has been accepted for processing, but the processing has not been completed. The request might or might not eventually be acted upon, as it might be disallowed when processing actually takes place.
- 203 Non-Authoritative Information (since HTTP/1.1)
- 204 No Content
- 205 Reset Content
- 206 Partial Content
- 204 No Content
The server is serving only part of the resource due to a range header sent by the client. This is used by tools like wget to enable resuming of interrupted downloads, or split a download into multiple simultaneous streams.
- 207 Multi-Status (WebDAV)
The message body that follows is an XML message and can contain a number of separate response codes, depending on how many sub-requests were made.
The client must take additional action to complete the request.
This class of status code indicates that further action needs to be taken by the user agent in order to fulfil the request. The action required may be carried out by the user agent without interaction with the user if and only if the method used in the second request is GET or HEAD. A user agent should not automatically redirect a request more than five times, since such redirections usually indicate an infinte loop.
- 300 Multiple Choices
Indicates multiple options for the resource that the client may follow. It, for instance, could be used to present different format options for video, list files with different extensions, or word sense disambiguation.
- 301 Moved Permanently
- This and all future requests should be directed to the given URI.
- 302 Found
This is the most popular redirect code, but also an example of industrial practice contradicting the standard. HTTP/1.0 specification required the client to perform a temporary redirect (the original describing phrase was “Moved Temporarily”), but popular browsers implemented it as a 303 See Other. Therefore, HTTP/1.1 added status codes 303 and 307 to disambiguate between the two behaviours. However, the majority of Web applications and frameworks still use the 302 status code as if it were the 303.
- 303 See Other (since HTTP/1.1)
The response to the request can be found under another URI using a GET method. When received in response to a PUT, it should be assumed that the server has received the data and the redirect should be issued with a separate GET message.
- 304 Not Modified
Indicates the resource has not been modified since last requested. Typically, the HTTP client provides a header like the If-Modified-Since header to provide a time against which to compare. Utilizing this saves bandwidth and reprocessing on both the server and client.
- 305 Use Proxy (since HTTP/1.1)
Many HTTP clients (such as Mozilla and Internet Explorer) do not correctly handle responses with this status code, primarily for security reasons.
- 306 Switch Proxy
- No longer used.
- 307 Temporary Redirect (since HTTP/1.1)
In this occasion, the request should be repeated with another URI, but future requests can still use the original URI. In contrast to 303, the request method should not be changed when reissuing the original request. For instance, a POST request must be repeated using another POST request.
4xx Client Error
The request contains bad syntax or cannot be fulfilled.
The 4xx class of status code is intended for cases in which the client seems to have erred. Except when responding to a HEAD request, the server should include an entity containing an explanation of the error situation, and whether it is a temporary or permanent condition. These status codes are applicable to any request method. User agents should display any included entity to the user. These are typically the most common error codes encountered while online.
- 400 Bad Request
- The request contains bad syntax or cannot be fulfilled.
- 401 Unauthorized
Similar to 403 Forbidden, but specifically for use when authentication is possible but has failed or not yet been provided.
- 402 Payment Required
The original intention was that this code might be used as part of some form of digital cash or micropayment scheme, but that has not happened, and this code has never been used.
- 403 Forbidden
The request was a legal request, but the server is refusing to respond to it. Unlike a 401 Unauthorized response, authenticating will make no difference.
- 404 Not Found
The requested resource could not be found but may be available again in the future. Subsequent requests by the client are permissible.
- 405 Method Not Allowed
A request was made of a resource using a request method not supported by that resource; for example, using GET on a form which requires data to be presented via POST, or using PUT on a read-only resource.
- 406 Not Acceptable
- 407 Proxy Authentication Required
- 408 Request Timeout
- 407 Proxy Authentication Required
- Client failed to continue the request
- 409 Conflict
Indicates that the request could not be processed because of conflict in the request, such as an edit conflict. This kind of response is also generated by a registrar server to reject a registration request which has a conflicting action parameter.
- 410 Gone
Indicates that the resource requested is no longer available and will not be available again. This should be used when a resource has been intentionally removed; however, it is not necessary to return this code and a 404 Not Found can be issued instead. Upon receiving a 410 status code, the client should not request the resource again in the future. Clients such as search engines should remove the resource from their indexes.
- 411 Length Required
The request did not specify the length of its content, which is required by the requested resource.
- 412 Precondition Failed
- 413 Request Entity Too Large
The resource that was requested is too large to transmit using the current protocol.
- 414 Request-URI Too Long
- The URI provided was too long for the server to process.
- 415 Unsupported Media Type
The request did not specify any media types that the server or resource supports. For example the client specified that an image resource should be served as image/svg+xml, but the server cannot find a matching version of the image.
- 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable
The client has asked for a portion of the file, but the server cannot supply that portion (for example, if the client asked for a part of the file that lies beyond the end of the file).
- 417 Expectation Failed
- 418 I’m a teapot
The HTCPCP server is a teapot. The responding entity MAY be short and stout. Defined by the April Fools’ specification .
- 422 Unprocessable Entity (WebDAV)
The request was well-formed but was unable to be followed due to semantic errors.
- 423 Locked (WebDAV)
- The resource that is being accessed is locked
- 424 Failed Dependency (WebDAV)
- The request failed due to failure of a previous request (e.g. a PROPPATCH).
- 425 Unordered Collection
Defined in drafts of WebDav Advanced Collections, but not present in “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections Protocol” .
- 426 Upgrade Required
- The client should switch to TLS/1.0.
- 449 Retry With
A Microsoft extension. The request should be retried after doing the appropriate action.
- 450 Blocked
A Microsoft extension. Used for blocking sites with Windows Parental Controls.
5xx Server Error
The server failed to fulfil an apparently valid request.
Response status codes beginning with the digit “5” indicate cases in which the server is aware that it has encountered an error or is otherwise incapable of performing the request. Except when responding to a HEAD request, the server should include an entity containing an explanation of the error situation, and indicate whether it is a temporary or permanent condition. Likewise, user agents should display any included entity to the user. These response codes are applicable to any request method.
- 500 Internal Server Error
A generic error message, given when no more specific message is suitable.
- 501 Not Implemented
The server either does not recognise the request method, or it lacks the ability to fulfil the request.
- 502 Bad Gateway
- 503 Service Unavailable
- 504 Gateway Timeout
- 505 HTTP Version Not Supported
- 506 Variant Also Negotiates
- 507 Insufficient Storage (WebDAV)
- 509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded (Apache bw/limited extension)
- 503 Service Unavailable
- This status code, while used by many servers, is not specified in any RFCs.
- 510 Not Extended
- Further extensions to the request are required for the server to fulfil it.