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what does it mean if a site comes up 502 bad gateway

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i am trying to get on a site and it keeps coming up 502 bad gareway what does that mean?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  ninie44 replied 10 years ago.
It is a status or error code. A 3-digit code number is XXXXX to every request sent to a server. So the 502 is hitting the status code list which corresponds to the error bad gateway. The most common reason that you receive this message is because the requests to the server are full. Basically too many hits are trying to enter at one time. Try reconnecting to the site at off peak times or contacting the individual site. It can also be a problem with the proxy server that you could not correct.