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Error 405: Method Not Allowed

What Is Causing This Error?

‘Error 405: Method Not Allowed’ is a status code typically seen in the context of HTTP. It occurs when the web server understands the request method (like GET or POST) but the method is not supported for the requested resource. For example, using a POST request on a URL that can only handle GET requests would trigger this error. It signifies a mismatch between the type of request being made by the client and what is permissible on the server for the specific resource.

Resolving the Error – Solution

To address this error, confirm that your request method (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.) aligns with what the server supports for that resource. Check the API or web service documentation to verify the correct method. For web developers, ensure that website forms or AJAX requests match server configurations. If using third-party APIs, consult their documentation to understand allowed methods. If still unclear, contact the web service’s support for guidance.

That’s it! Now you know the common causes of the 405 error and how to resolve it.

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