April 27, 2011
By Orange Aura
What is a server header response? Here is an infographic to explain it.
Server header responses are very interesting. These are things that happen everyday but we are not away of it when we go on the internet. It is basically a text record that the web server sends back to our browser window. Why? It is in repsonse to our http request when we enter a webpage url. The server header response contains a date, size, type of file the server is sending back and the data.
We usually get a status code as 200 when it is okay. But there are times when we encounter 404 pages, where the server cannot find the page you requested. While going over a few design blogs, I stumbled upon this interesting info graphic on server header responses. This is a great refresher to understand what to do and how to compensate when these errors happen with proper redirects.