If you are a regular on the Internet you have likely encountered one of those dreaded error pages before that inform you that a page or site that you wanted to access is not accessible temporarily or sometimes even permanently anymore.
Web browsers usually display an error message such as 404 not found or connection error when that is happening which tell you something that you already know: you cannot access the website.
There is a Firefox extension available that goes by the name of Errorzilla that has been designed to help you out in this situation. It displays a couple of options to you that you can try to access a site's contents even if it is not available at that point in time,.
The extension can be very helpful, especially if the site has been cached by Google or Coral. The Whois information on the other hand may help you as well as they display the email address of the server administrator. You can for instance inform the admin about the site's unavailability.
Update: Please note that the extension has been uploaded to the Mozilla add-on repository in the meantime. Please check out Error Zilla Firefox Extension for a review and link.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats (video ads) or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.