Fix: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No data received Error

The “No data received” or the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error can often come while browsing websites on the internet. It simply means, that the website you’re trying to access isn’t responding or sending any data to your requests. Many of the users have faced this issue on their websites that use WordPress as a content management system but sometimes accessing other websites like YouTube and Facebook has also given this error. This error can technically come up on any site and 99% of the times, it is due to conflicts, corruptions on the website or the webserver, for example “Plugins conflicts on WordPress” or due to server or host cache such as memcache or apc cache. There is nothing much a user can do unless the site opens fine on other computers and not just yours.


Method 1: Reset Winsock

Winsock corruption is also known to trigger such errors. In most cases, the issue is resolved by resetting winsock. To reset winsock, follow the steps below.

Press Windows key. In the search box, type cmd. From the list of results displayed; right click on cmdand click Run as Administrator. If you are on Windows 8 or 10, then Hold the Windows Key and Press X. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) and Click on it.

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In the black command prompt window, type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

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Restart your system and check of the issue is resolved.

Method 2: Reset Network Stack

Press Windows key + X to invoke the menu over the start button.

Select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.

In the terminal window, enter the following command and press enter:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
shutdown /r

Restart your computer now.

Open your browser and try to connect to the same website that you were getting the error on while accessing.

Method 3: Disable Antivirus/Firewall or VPNs

Try disabling your Antivirus Software, Firewall and disconnecting from your VPN. Then check if the site works or not.

Method 4: Hosting Provider

If this site is yours, speak to your hosting provider to see if they can restore site from a back up. Tell them if you’ve recently changed anything. The issue can also occur if there have been updates on the server-side such as the “WordPress Updating Automatically” or any of the plugins being updated or if the server has updated PHP or SQL (etc) on server level affecting all sites.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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Fix: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No data received Error

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