Why do I often get the message “Site cannot be found” when I go to some web pages?
“404- Not Found – The page you were trying to look at was not found on the server.”
1. This is probably the most common error you’ll come across while online. There are several reasons for this:
The web page you were going to has been removed or re-named. Try scaling down the URL . For example, if it’s:
you may want to try:
Keep going backwards in the URL and you’ll usually come up with the site you’re after. Then you can look for the lost page from there.
2. Your Internet connection has gone dead, so try re-logging on.
3. Net congestion during peak hours (especially common with dial-up ISPs ) can also prevent pages from loading. If it takes too long for a page to be found, the browser might just give up. Try the page again later (or hit the “Refresh” button).