# HTTP response codes

The Quable Team
Published 2023-09-30

200s http codes
400s http codes
500s http codes

In general:

  • Codes in the 2OO's range indicate success.
  • Codes in the 400's range indicate an error based on the information provided in the request (client errors). Errors can be caused by many factors, such as invalid parameters, lack of authentication / permission or rate limits.
  • Codes in the 500's range indicate servor errors.

# 200s HTTP codes (success codes)

Http code Description Use case
200 Ok The request was successful Typically the response to a successul GET request or content successfully updated through PUT requests
201 Created The ressource was successfully created Typical response to successful POST requests
204 No content The request succeeded but there is nothing to show Typical response to successful DELETE requests

# 400s HTTP codes (client error codes)

Http code Description
400 Bad Request The request contains errors
401 Unauthorized The request lacks valid authentication credentials
403 Forbidden The request uses credentials that are not authorized for access
404 Not found The requested resource could not be found
405 Method Not Allowed This can be that the method is not supported or relevant to the requested resource OR that the use does not have permission to access the resource
409 Conflict The request conflicts with current data
422 Unprocessable Entity The server understands the content type of the request entity, and the syntax of the requested entity is correct, but it was unable to process the contained instructions (this request should not be repeated without modification)
429 Too Many Requests Too many requests have been sent within a specific amount of time. In this case, your applications must reduce the number of calls or wait a few seconds before resuming calls.

# 500s HTTP codes (servor error codes)

Http code Description
500 Internal Error The server has encountered a situation it does not know how to handle.
503 Service Unavailable The server is not ready to handle the request. Common causes are a server that is down for maintenance or that is overloaded.
504 Gateway Timeout This error response is given when the server is acting as a gateway and cannot get a response in time.
505 Http Version Not Supported The HTTP version used in the request is not supported by the server.