SOLVED! You Don’t Have Permission To Access “http://www.foxnews.com/” On This Server

All in all, it’s annoying to be denied access to websites that you have been visiting for years. If Fox News is your source of news and updates, you would feel frustrated when an access denied message greets you as you visit the site. Still, while the “You don’t have permission to access “http://www.foxnews.com/” on this server” message usually indicates issues, the situation is not hopeless. Read to the end to restore access to Fox News on your computer. 

Access Denied: A Comprehensive Analysis 

Access denied message isn’t unique to www.foxnews.com and it can occur to every website on the Inter. For most of the time, three things could lead to the appearance of that message: cookies/cache data, URL switching and VPN/proxy settings.

In layman’s terms, websites store cookies on your browser to facilitate your access in the future. Still, if the cookies run into problems, there is a chance that they will complicate your access instead of helping it. Also, if you use either VPN on your PC or a VPN extension in your browser, a number of websites won’t let you access them. Similarly, if you have a proxy up and running, it’s natural for certain websites to block your access. 

How To Regain Access To Fox News

Consider Using Other Web Browsers

Your computer contains several web browsers but you only use one of them? In that case, it’s a good idea to visit Fox News on other web browsers and see how things turn out. For instance, if you have a hard time accessing www.foxnews.com on Google Chrome, use Microsoft Edge, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and so on to visit it. The result should tell you whether the root of the issue lies with the site or the browser.

Delete Cookies And Site Data 

To put it plainly, cookies and site data improve the experience of computer users while browsing Internet websites but they sometimes cause problems too. Hence, if you see the “You don’t have permission to access “http://www.foxnews.com/” on this server” message, delete cookies and site data at the earliest opportunity. 

Here is an example, let’s say that you like using Google Chrome

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  • Step 1: Navigate to the top right corner of your Chrome then click the three-dot symbol.
  • Step 2: Select  Settings>Security and Privacy>Cookies and other site data.
  • Step 3: Click Select All cookies and site data.
  • Step 4: Search for the domain (www.foxnews.com or foxnews.com) 
  • Step 5: You can either select the Remove All Shown button to delete all the data related to the domain or you can click the garbage bin icon one by one.

Disable VPN/VPN Extension 

While Virtual Private Network (VPN) excels at securing privacy, it’s also responsible for all sorts of Internet connection problems. Unable to access websites on your computer? Then you may want to disable your VPN/VPN extension.

Disable VPN 

There are different approaches to turning off VPN on your computer, either temporarily or permanently. Depending on the situation, you can do it manually or with third-party programs.

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, pick Network & Internet and choose VPN.
  • Step 2: Hit the VPN that you want to disable.
  • Step 3: Click Disconnect.

Disable VPN Extension

The steps down below show you how to disable VPN Extension on Google Chrome

  • Step 1: Launch Google Chrome, click the three-dot symbol and go to More Tools 
  • Step 2: Hit Extensions.
  • Step 3: Locate your VPN extension then toggle the switch to “off” to temporarily deactivate it or click Remove to remove it for good.

Change Browser’s Proxy Settings 

By setting up a proxy on your web browser, you could surf the internet while hiding your identity. However, it’s not uncommon for proxies to lead to error messages such as “you don’t have permission to access *website* on this server.”

To change the proxy settings of Google Chrome, go through these steps:

  • Step 1: Launch Google Chrome then click the three-dot symbol 
  • Step 2: Go to Settings>Advanced>System.
  • Step 3: Click Open your computer’s proxy settings
  • Step 4: Disable Auto Detect settings in Auto Proxy setup
  • Step 5: Toggle the switch beside User a proxy server  in Manual proxy setup to “off”

  • Step 6: Click Save to save the changes.

Clear All Browsing Data & Reset Browser

None of the above helps you overcome the “You don’t have permission to access “http://www.foxnews.com/” on this server” message. In that case, you should think about clearing all browsing data and resetting the browser. 

Once again, let’s use Google Chrome as an example

  • Step 1:  Launch Google Chrome then click the three-dot symbol 
  • Step 2: Click Settings, head to Safety and Privacy and choose Clear Browsing Data.
  • Step 3: On the popup, click Advanced, pick Time range (All time, Last Hour, Last 24 Hours, etc) and single out items you wish to remove.

  • Step 4: Hit Clear Data then wait for the process to conclude.
  • Step 5: Next, proceed to Advanced (on the left) and hoy Reset and Clean.
  • Step 6: Choose Reset settings to their original defaults and pick Reset Settings.

FAQs

How come cache and cookies trigger errors?

It is possible that cache and cookies may hold an out-of-date “image” of the website. Obsolete cache and cookies cannot recognize the new design of the website which results in errors.

Is there a browser that won’t experience issues with cache and cookies?

All browsers more or less work in the same way. You could manage the way your browser treats its cache and cookies by applying changes to its settings. 

Tips & Tricks

  • A good way to know whether the site is still active is to ping it in Command Prompt. Open  Command Prompt, type ping (website URL) and hit Enter. If Command Prompt returns details, it is available and if the ping cannot continue, the site is not on.
  • From time to time, you should remove cookies or erase data on your web browser.
  • For ease of convenience, feel free to configure your browser to remove all cache and cookie files when you close windows. To do so, Go to Settings>Security and Privacy>Cookies and other site data. Next, turn on Clear cookies and site data when you close all the windows.

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