502 Bad Gateway – What does it mean and how to fix 502 Bad Gateway error?


While trying to open a web page, you will suddenly get a “502 Bad Gateway” error message. Commonly, the error message looks like any one that shows below:

* “502: Bad Gateway”
*”502 – Service Temporarily Overloaded”
* “HTTP Error 502 – Bad Gateway”

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Typically, the 502 Bad Gateway error tells a problem either with the sever or your Internet connection. To ensure a pleasant web surfing life, you’d better read on and get rid of it from your computer immediately.

Sometimes, a temporary issue with the webpage can bring in the 502 Bad Gateway error message. At this time, you can try to reload the web page by clicking the refresh/reload button or trying the URL from the address bar again. In many cases, trying to reload the page again will often be successful.

If you fail even though you have clicked the refresh/reload button, you can come back a little later. Remember that the 502 Bad Gateway error message is mostly an issue with the web site’s network, everyone visiting this site is probably having the same problem as you. If the web owner has noticed the problem and solved the issue, you can easily fix them a little later.

Thirdly, you should completely scan your whole PC and get rid of all computer viruses. Right now, a large number of viruses are released by the hackers from time to time so as to attack others’ computer. If you get infected, numerous pop-ups just like 502 Bad Gateway error message will appear while you are trying to visiting some pages by resetting your web browser’s settings. It is rather important to get your system scanned regularly with a professional antivirus antispyware program. By the way, it is best that you can let your antivirus program running in the background to realtime block and remove PC threats. This helps to prevent some unexpected errors just like Windows Installer error 2908 or cisvc.exe error

After removing the computer viruses, you still have to pay some attention to fix computer registry errors. As the most important component of Windows-based operating system, registry is used to keep the parameters and functions of all your system programs and device drivers. If some registry values and keys that used to save the parameters or functions are damaged, missing or deleted, the computer will not perform every of your computer requests correctly. That is to say, the computer and some certain programs will not be able to work properly & generate various errors just like the 502 Bad Gateway error message. Simply download a freeware registry cleaner from the Internet to completely scan your whole PC and get rid of all errors inside. Then, load the page again to see whether the 502 Bad Gateway error has gone or not.

If the problem still cannot be resolved with the above steps or if you’d like to help out, you can directly contact the webmaster telling them the 502 Bad Gateway errors you are receiving. I believe this is also a good idea to deal with the problem on your computer.

Well, no matter which approach you take I believe you can solve the 502 Bad Gateway error instantly and surf all websites correctly without problems. It is best that you can keep on doing these steps in your daily life as they help to ensure a pleasant PC life easily.

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Posted by Daisy in Blog Computer error fix on September 13th, 2012 | 2 Comments

2 Responses to 502 Bad Gateway – What does it mean and how to fix 502 Bad Gateway error?

  1. Ramsey Wait -  September 17, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I try to go on this website, but it says 502 Bad Gateway. This sound weird but I was able to view the page with your solutions here.

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  2. Eastman Crow -  September 19, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I am able to view the question, write my answer, preview my answer, but when i click submit i keep getting error 502 bad gateway. I just submitted an answer after around twenty attempts. But yours really solved the error on my computer.

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