Sometimes while trying to load a page or a website, your browser might fail to load it and show a message which reads ‘This Page Has a Redirect Loop’. If this is the problem you are facing while trying to load a page, then you are at the right place. Before understanding how to solve this issue, it is important to understand what is the issue and what is the reason behind this issue. Redirect loop error occurs when redirection of old URL to new URL is not in a linear flow. The linear flow of redirection is what ensures navigation from one web page to another webpage possible.
In easy terms redirect loop is when A page points to B page and B page points to A page. This makes the browser end up in an infinite loop. Earlier, whenever this happened, the browser used to crash. However, browser nowadays is smart enough to detect this problem and show a message which reads ‘This Page Has a Redirect Loop’. This problem can be because of both sides, i.e., server side or client side. Here are some ways to solve this problem.
Fix “This Page Has a Redirect Loop” Error
Google Chrome stores cookies when you visit various websites. Adobe Flash cookie is one of the examples of the types of cookies stored in Google Chrome. If your Google Chrome is not working properly, this might be due to a large number of unwanted cookies stored in your browser.
You can easily delete these cookies by following these simple steps.
- Click on three dots in the top-right corner of your Google Chrome.
- Open settings.
- After that, open advanced settings and click privacy and security settings.
- Open content settings.
- Select clear all cookies option.
Check your system time and time zone
Although, it might sound silly and too simple. System time and time zone are very important when it comes to the smooth functioning of your browser. Although, Windows update the system time and time zone automatically. Sometimes, it might fail to do so due to some reasons. This might lead to various problems like the crashing of your browser.
You can follow the following steps to fix this problem.
- Press Windows + Q button.
- Type date and time.
- Click on Change button
- Check if the server is set to ‘time.windows.com.’
- Click on update now.
Reset the browser to default settings
Sometimes, resetting your browser to default settings may solve this issue. Some wrong setting in your browser might be the root of all the problems in your browser. This is a very method to try and solve the issue of ‘ This web page has a redirect loop.’
To reset your browser to default settings, match the following instructions.
- Type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings in your Chrome search bar.
- Confirm the action.
This will reset all the settings in your browser to default settings.
If you are a client, above mentioned are some of the things that you can try to solve the issue of ‘This website has a redirect issue.’ However, if you are a web developer, you can check the .htaccess file and make sure that it is clean. You can check for codes causing redirection or too many cyclic errors. It is very important to keep the .htaccess file clean as it can easily affect the website’s existence. Hope your “This Page Has a Redirect Loop” error is solved after this.