Error code 520 typically occurs when the web server fails to send response headers that Cloudflare can understand, such as too many cookies or large headers on its behalf. It could also happen if too many cookies exist or there are too many large headers.
Error 520 may be caused by temporary network or server issues. Utilizing tools like New Relic and server performance monitoring to inspect your network can help identify these problems; also make sure that Cloudflare IPs haven’t been blocked through.htaccess, iptables, or your firewall.
Error code 520 occurs when a website cannot communicate with its origin server for whatever reason, be it an empty response or headers too large for Cloudflare to process. There are various solutions to fix these problems: restart Cloudflare is one possible method or check your HAR file to see if your headers have become excessive.
To start, log into your Cloudflare account and select the website experiencing errors. From there, navigate to “Overview” from the left-hand menu and “Pause Cloudflare on Site.” A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to pause Cloudflare; once confirmed by clicking “Confirm,” continue with this step.
Once you have temporarily disabled Cloudflare, verify your CNAME and A records to make sure they are correctly configured to avoid your website displaying an Error Code 520 message. Furthermore, ensure all incoming requests have been whitelisted by checking their domain.
If the problem continues, check your firewall rules. If the firewall is blocking Cloudflare IP addresses and leading to error 520, adding these IPs into its rule list could solve it.
Error code 520 can sometimes be caused by misconfiguration on your origin server, or due to device on which website resides either updating or rebooting after successful TCP handshake. Therefore, it’s essential that your uptime status be periodically evaluated in order to detect these instances of server downtime.
Examine your origin server’s web server error logs to spot any potential misconfiguration on your web server and the error code 520 frequently appears; in such instances, contact your hosting provider or Cloudflare immediately as this problem can often resolve itself once your website has come back online; remembering to be patient as this process may take some time!
Check your.htaccess file
Error 520 can occur for various reasons, including misconfigurations on servers and firewall conflicts with network problems. It’s essential that these issues be identified and corrected quickly in order to prevent repeating errors, improve user experience and ensure SEO integrity – using tools like Sitechecker HTTP Status Codes can quickly detect these errors so webmasters or SEO professionals can take swift action and restore service immediately.
Apache web servers host hundreds or thousands of sites on what are known as server farms. Without an.htaccess file, these websites would all share similar configuration settings; but with an.htaccess file site owners can control server behavior, set redirects, force SSL connections, block IP addresses or restrict file access and configure other settings which are unique to their sites.
When an htaccess file contains conflicting or missing regulations, it can lead to an HTTP 520 error on the server. Renaming or deleting the file could solve this problem; however, doing so would also remove any personalized rules and settings that had previously been created by you; to protect against this scenario it’s advisable to make a backup copy before making changes.
An htaccess file is a configuration document used by Apache web servers to control various aspects of their functionality. While having such an htaccess file can be beneficial, incorrect or inconsistent rules could potentially cause issues and lead to an Error 520 message; so it is wise to regularly audit your htaccess file for issues.
Along with reviewing your htaccess file, it is also a good idea to review the server’s error log for any clues as to whether or not your directives in your htaccess file are being honored by the web server. If error code 520 occurs frequently then change AllowOverride from Allowed Overrides to None in your htaccess file for optimal performance.
Once you’ve corrected and cleared out your website’s cache, you should be able to see your site again. If this doesn’t happen, contact your hosting provider – Kinsta offers our own support team that can assist in fixing this problem quickly!
Check your server’s HAR file
If you are experiencing performance issues on your server, it is essential that you examine its HAR file. This document holds information regarding how visitors access your website via network protocols, and can help identify any problems with its server. To create one in Chrome’s developer tools panel and click Network tab; recreate issue, right-click grid of network requests and choose Save All As HAR Content before right-clicking grid again and choosing Save All as HAR Content to save file. Once saved you can utilize tools like Google HAR Analyzer before sharing or making public any sensitive details HAR files contain sensitive data so it would be best to edit prior to sharing this file with anyone.
Send a HAR file along with the CF-RAY ID and description of the issue that you are experiencing to Zendesk Customer Support to assist them with debugging the situation. This may speed up their efforts in solving it.
The HAR file provides Cloudflare with a complete log of all network requests that your browser makes while visiting your website. It provides useful information like what type of connection was used and whether pages have been redirected – something which becomes especially helpful if your website is hosted by third-party services.
Error 520 can be caused by several different issues, including reverse proxy issues, rate-limiting settings or transmission control protocol (TCP) timeouts. Sometimes error 520 occurs because your origin server’s response is too large for your proxy to process.
The easiest solution to this issue is using an online tool that will analyze the HAR file and make suggestions to enhance performance. Another approach would be contacting your hosting provider for assistance as they will likely be able to resolve it faster than you can. Finally, CDN services may help optimize site performance – thus helping prevent error 520 while simultaneously improving SEO – though this solution may prove more expensive than others.
Check your IP address
Error Code 520 can be an extremely frustrating error for both webmasters and users, often occurring when web server responses to requests are empty, unknown, or unexpected. It could be caused by misconfiguration issues with servers or reverse proxy issues as well as network connectivity issues among other technical factors.
Step one to solving error 520 is identifying its source. This may involve looking through your website’s source code, server logs or visiting it directly before being able to isolate and address its cause. Once identified, the problem should be easily solvable.
If the source of an error remains elusive, knowing your IP address may help pinpoint its origins. An IP address identifies your computer on the internet like your signature in a guestbook; websites and services use your IP address to recognize you; for instance social media websites, forums and chatrooms use it so you can sign in using social media, forums and chatrooms which use IP addresses as login credentials; while its geo-location reveals whereabouts your geographic location – which cybercriminals could potentially use to trace you down in search for personal details; therefore it is imperative that security settings are up-to-date –
Keep an eye on your server’s performance by using an application like New Relic. Also make sure that updates contain bug fixes and security patches which could potentially stop errors occurring from time-to-time, such as bugfixes for bugs and security patches for vulnerabilities preventing errors such as 521 errors from occurring.
Hopefuly, these tips will assist in solving your 520 error. However, should issues persist further contact Cloudflare’s support team for assistance as their team of specialists work collaboratively to resolve issues and offer advice as well as create plans to prevent future errors – this way avoiding downtime and improving user experience.