408 Request Timeout error messages are often customized by each website, especially very large ones, so keep in mind that this error may present itself in more ways than the common ones listed below:
408: Request TimeoutHTTP Error 408 - Request Timeout
The 408 Request Timeout error displays inside the Internet browser window, just as web pages do.
The 408 Request Timeout error is an HTTP status code that means the request you sent to the website server (e.g. a request to load a web page) took longer than the website’s server was prepared to wait.
In other words, your connection with the website “timed out”.
Note: If the 408 Request Timeout error message appears during the checkout process at an online merchant, be aware that duplicate attempts to checkout may end up creating multiple orders – and multiple charges! Most merchants have automatic protections from these kinds of actions but it’s still something to keep in mind.
If the pages load as fast as you’re used to seeing them load, the issue causing the 408 Request Timeout error is probably with the website.
As more and more visitors leave the website, the chances of a successful page load for you increases.
The webmaster of most Internet sites can be reached via email at webmaster@, replacing with the actual website name.
If you’ve followed all of the advice above but are still receiving a 408 Request Timeout error when accessing a certain web page or site, for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more.
Be sure to let me know that the error is an HTTP 408 error and what steps, if any, you’ve already taken to fix the problem.
The following messages are also client-side errors and so are related to the 408 Request Timeout error:
400 Bad Request | 401 Unauthorized | 403 Forbidden | 404 Not Found
A number of server-side HTTP status codes also exist, like the commonly seen 500 Internal Server Error, among several others.