This online tool allows you to inspect the HTTP headers that the web server returns when requesting a URL. HTTP headers let the client and the server pass additional information with an HTTP request or response. By utilizing Get HTTP Headers, you will inspect and learn HTTP headers that a particular web server provides back while you request a URL. This information can be used when troubleshooting or when planning an attack against the webserver.
This tool can also work with HTTPS and HTTP URLs. All you have to do is just enter the complete URL of the website which you would like to inspect and then click on the button that says “Submit”. In a matter of seconds, you will be able to view the detailed results.
Not all website owners and bloggers are aware of everything about HTTP Status Codes or HTTP headers and the actual purpose they serve. So, let’s discuss concisely a few commonly occurring ones:
200 OK: It’s good news if you have this code. The browser has found the website URL, the server has returned a webpage, and everything is running proficiently and smoothly.
403 Forbidden: This status is somewhat alarming as it indicates that the server is rejecting the request and hindering access to Google bots which can hurt the website’s Search Engine Optimization. So, it should be fixed immediately.
301 Moved Perpetually: This HTTP status code indicates the permanent redirection of the URL. It means that the URL must be updated with the new URL involved in the location field along with the response.
404 Not Found: This code indicates that a webpage or a website has been deleted by the website owner and is not found on the server.
503 Server Is Temporary Unavailable: While this status code occurs then something is wrong with your host or server.