HOW TO FIX ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE ERROR?

Many of the users are facing this issue while working on the internet. Many a times this happens while we try and log into the website. With this article, we would try and solve the issue for you. We will discuss about the ways to fix this error in both Word press and Google Chrome

HOW TO FIX ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE ERROR IN GOOGLE CHROME?

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. However, there have been times where the complaint of some issues is heard, one of them is ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE.

Usually, it occurs while attempting to log into a website that causes you to be locked away from reaching it. The reason for the issue can be either from your web server or either from your computer.

Here are some of the method you can give a try to solve the problem.

  • Checking for proper network connection.
  • Clear up all the browsing data.
  • Resetting all the network settings.
  • Updating the drivers.
  • Try another browser.

Let’s discuss all of them briefly.

1.     Checking for proper network connection

Ok, so whenever you come across to this error the first priority should be to check your internet connection. You should check if your PC is connected to the internet and the status of the network devices like modem should be good. It is highly likely to be the reason for error if the internet connection is not proper.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

2.     Clear up all the browsing data

Another reason for the error could be due to the browsing data. It can sometimes lead to various issues including the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE ERROR. So it is suggested that you remove the browsing data by clearing it. For doing that you can follow these steps:

  1. Open up the Google Chrome and then press Ctrl, Shift and delete all three at the same time. This will lead to pop up of a data clearing window.
  2. Set the time range to from the beginning of the time and check out all the other options and then click on the clear button to clear up the browsing history.

Now you can restart your browser and check if the issue is solved or is still there.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

3.     Resetting all the network settings

Another reason for that error could be due to the DNS setting of your PC or say improper network. You can reset these settings, and for that, you need to use Command Prompt.

  1. First, you need to open up the start menu and then in their type “cmd”. Now Command Prompt name will be displayed. Right click on that and then choose Run as administrator.
  2. Now following is the list you need to type in command prompt. After every one of them hit enter and then type the next one and then again hit enter and so on until you have typed all of them.
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /all
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /renew
  • netsh int ip set dns
  • netsh winsock reset
  • Now the only thing left to do is to restart your PC and then check if the issue has been resolved.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

4.     Updating the drivers

Incompatible or faulty drivers can be another reason for the error. For that to overcome you need to update all your drivers of your device.

One of the easy ways to do this is by using DRIVER EASY.

This software will automatically recognise your system and would also find the correct drivers for you. This will help you avoiding installation of wrong drivers neither you need to worry about the system of your computer so no mistakes will occur while updating them.

You can get this software for free, and you can also get the pro version for which you might have to pay some amount.

So for updating the drivers follow these simple steps:

  1. First, you need to download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Once it is installed, then you need to run it and then hit on the scan now button. It will then scan your entire computer and will check for any problem with the drivers.
  3. Once the scan is done, then you need to click on update and download latest and correct version of drivers for your computer. There is an update all button also which when click will automatically update all the drivers, so you don’t need to click on every one of them.
  4. Some of the functions are available only on the pro version so you might see them not working in normal free one.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

5.     Try another browser

If all above mention methods didn’t work for you, then the problem is with your Google chrome itself. You can check that by using some other browser and see if they also face the same internet issue.

If it works fine with another browser then you have to reinstall Google chrome by first removing Google chrome and then downloading and installing the latest version of it. That will then fix your ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE ERROR

HOW TO FIX ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE ERROR ON WORDPRESS?

Reset Winsock

Winsock corruption is many times the reason for this error. It is resolved by resetting the Winsock, for that to be done you need to follow these steps:

  1. First, you need to press the windows key. Now in the search box type “cmd”. Command prompt will appear, right click on it and then click on the run as admin.
  2. Now a black window will open, named “command prompt”. In that type, netsh winsock reset and then press enter.
  3. Now reboot your PC and see if the issue has been resolved.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

Reset Network Stack

Now again you need to open the command prompt, so go to the start menu and in the search bar type “cmd” and then right click on it and select run as administrator. A black window, i.e. “command prompt” will open up. Now in that type the following commands.

  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /registerdns
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /renew
  • netsh winsock reset catalog
  • netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
  • netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
  • pause
  • shutdown /r

Now again restart your computer and then check if the issue has been resolved.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

Disable Antivirus/Firewall or VPNs

Try disabling your Antivirus Software, Firewall and disconnecting from your VPN. Then check if the issue has been resolved.

If this idea doesn’t work for you, that means that the reason for the issue is something else. So you can try this next way after this which might help you in solving the issue.

Hosting Provider

If it is your site, then you can ask your hosting provider and check if he can restore the site from a back up. You can also tell them if you have made any recent changes. The reason for the issue can also be the updates on the server-side such as the “WordPress Updating Automatically” or any of the plugins being updated or if the server has updated PHP or SQL (etc.) on server level affecting all sites.

Over to you:

In this article, we discussed about the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error and how to fix it in Google Chrome or Word press. Many times users have a complaint about the issue and were in no idea how to fix it. With this article now you don’t need to worry as we have discussed the error and the way you can fix it. We have divided the article into two sections, one for Google Chrome issue and other for Word Press. One of the above ways will surely help you in resolving the issue. We hope that this article was helpful and of good use to you and that you will not face above issue anymore. However, if you have been facing any other additional issue in fixing that error, please let us know in the comments section, and we will try our best to help you fix it.

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