Http error: 414 – Request URL Too Long

Http error: 414 - Request URL Too Long

The 414 HTTP status code means that the request URL is too long. This can be caused by a number of things, but is most often due to a long query string being sent in the URL. 

For example, if you are trying to access a website that has a lot of parameters in the URL, you may see a 414 error. This is because the server cannot process such a long URL.

414 errors are most often seen in Apache servers. If you are using Apache, you can increase the limit on the size of URLs that can be processed by changing the LimitRequestLine directive. 

It is also possible to see a 414 error if you are making a POST request with a very large amount of data. In this case, you can increase the LimitRequestBody directive to allow more data to be posted. 

If you are seeing 414 errors, there are a few things that you can do to try and fix the problem. First, check to see if there are any parameters in the URL that can be removed. If not, you may need to increase the limits on the server.

RFC: 7231 Section 6.5.12

Imran Selimkhanov

Imran is the founder of Productive Shop, he writes on B2B demand generation and SEO strategy topics to help startups understand how to win digital share of voice. Prior to Productive Shop, Imran led demand generation at an Oracle consultancy, ran an eCommerce site servicing LE teams, and prior to that, helped build PMO offices at technology startup companies. When he's not at work, Imran can be spotted hiking in the Rockies, honing his clay shooting skills, and tumbling off of black diamond ski tracks due to overconfidence in his skiing abilities.

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