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An error occurred. Please try again later [error: 403-1000]



An error occurred. Please try again later [error: 403-1000]

You may experience “An error occurred. Please try again later [error: 403-1000]” when you visit a website or a specific page that has permission error. It is also known as 403 forbidden errors. This error occurs because most websites are set up to prohibit directory browsing to avoid attackers and hackers from accessing sensitive files.

If the visitor experience this error on your website, it is important for you to fix it because it can cause you losing valuable traffic. In this article, I am going to tell you the ways and methods to fix the 403 error. So, read this article from start to end to get useful information.

An error occurred. Please try again later [error: 403-1000]
An error occurred. Please try again later [error: 403-1000]

What is error 403?

403 errors is a permission error that occurs when you do not have permission to access the resource that you are trying to access. It is an HTTP status code which occurs when the web server comprehend your request but cannot give you additional access to the source that you are trying to access.

What are the potential causes of error 403?

HTTP forbidden error is caused due to the access misconfiguration on the client-side. It means that you can resolve this issue yourself. The major cause of this error is the file or folder permission setting that control that can access the file or folder.

There are two main reasons – the first is web owner may edit the setting so that not anyone can access the resource or they did not set it correctly, the second reason that causes this error is a corrupt or inaccurate setting in the file.

How to fix “an error occurred, please try again later” [error: 403-1000]?

If you have experienced this error, you can fix it easily. You can follow the methods mentioned below to fix this error easily:

Check .htaccess File

If you are not familiar with .htaccess file, you can find it in the website directory. However, if you are using “Hostinger File manager,” the file is available in “Public_html” directory of your website. You can find it, if you follow the steps mentioned below:

                 find the “file manager” on hPanel dashboard

                 Open “Public_html” directory to find “.htaccess” file

                 Follow the steps mentioned below if you use cPanel:

                 Find “File manager” on “cPanel”

                 Look for .htaccess file in the “Public_html” directory

                 If you cannot locate the file, hit “setting” that is located on the top right corner of screen

                 Find and enable the “Show Hidden Files” option

Now, you have accessed the file. Follow the steps mentioned below to check if a wrong configuration is producing the error:

                 Click “right” on the file, select “Download” from the options to make a backup

                 Once you have backup, delete the file

                 Try to access your website. If your website works fine, it means that the error caused due to a corrupted file

                 Login to your Wordpress dashboard to make a new file

                 Click on Setting, and then click on “permalinks”

                 Click on “Save Changes” without making changes

                 A new file for your website will generate

Refresh the page

Sometimes, the error 403 is caused due to a temporary glitch in system. Refreshing the page is an easy solution but it does not work always. Click the circular button on your web browser to refresh the page.

Check the URL

If you have experience the error code 403, you should check whether you are trying to open the right web page. Check that whether you put the right URL to open website. If you are not on right page, then you should try to access the right page.

Ensure that you have index page

You should remember that your website’s home page must be called index.html or index.php. You should rename the homepage to add one of these URL in it, if it does not already had. 

If you cannot do the above process then you can upload a new index page to the httpdocs directory of your website. Then, you can set up a redirect on the index page to the real homepage of your website.

Deactivate and reactivate plugins  

If you experience this error, it can be caused due to one of the plugins in your website. You can fix this issue by temporarily deactivate all of the plugins if you suspect that the error occur due to plugins.

Deactivate each plugin one-by-one and reactivate them after sometime. Refresh your page after reactivating plugins to determine which plugin is causing the error.

Scan for Malware

Sometime, the error is occurred due to the malware. If your Wordpress website becomes infected by a malware, it may cause this error. You can scan your website to identify the malware. When the malware is scanned, you can remove the error by removing the malware from your website. There are many security plugins available for Wordpress website such as Wordfence and Sucuri that helps you to detect malware in your website.

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