ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No Data Received Error {Fixed}

Whenever you browse any website on your computer system, you might receive an error like ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE, or No Data Received Error. This error occurs when the site you are browsing is unable to respond or send any data at your request. This error can occur while accessing any kind of website such as YouTube, Facebook etc. However, generally, the issue is faced by users who use WordPress as their content management system.

The ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No data received Error can occur on any kind of website and for most of the time the reason of its occurrence being conflicts or corruptions on the website or webserver such as, “Plugins conflicts on WordPress” or due to server or host cache such as memcache or apc cache. Moreover, there is nothing you can do about this error unless your computer system is the only one receiving this error.

Ways to fix ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No Data Received Error

There are some ways that you can try to fix ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No data received Error.

Method 1: Reset Winsock

One of the reasons why you are getting this can be the corruption of your Winsock. There is a simple way through which you might get rid of your error. You can reset your Winsock an in many such cases, this solves the problem. To implement the method, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: At first, press the Windows Key and type ‘cmd’ in the search box.

Step 2: When result shows up, right-click on it and select Run as Administrator. If you are a Windows 8 or 10 user, then hold Windows Key and press X, choose Command Prompt (Admin) and click on it.

Step 3: Now, in the command prompt window type, netsh winsock reset and hit Enter after done.

Step 4: Finally, restart your system and check whether the issue has resolved or not.

Method 2: Reset Network Stack

If the above process does not work for you, then there is no need to panic. Maybe, there was no problem with the Winsock that is the reason why your error persists. You can try the other method whose steps are mentioned below.

Step 1: Firstly, in unison press Windows Key + X. From the options mentioned now find Command Prompt (Admin) and click on it.

Step 2: Now, the terminal window will open. In the terminal window type, the below mentioned commands and once done hit 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

Step 3: Afterwards, restart your computer system.

Step 4: At the end, go to the same website after the restart and check if the problem persists or not.

Method 3: Hosting Provider

If the site having the error is yours then, you have to speak to your hosting provider, if they can restore the site from a backup. You also need to mention if you have made any changes or not recently. Any updates on the server side can cause the error. For example, “WordPress Updating Automatically” or any of the plugins is updated. Moreover, if the server has updated PHP or SQL on server level affecting. It, in turn, will affect all the sites.


In this article, there are different ways to use for the various cases that could cause the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE, or No data received Error. Go through the whole article carefully and the use the best suitable method for you.