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How can I make a 404 error page in php?

2012-02-20 1:54 am EST

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I know there's option to customize 404 Not Found error page in cPanel, but it only allows editing .shtml file. But I'd like to process request_uri based on the data in my database. It looks like .shtml does not process php codes, then what option can I have?

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Tim S
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2012-02-20 9:39 am EST
Hi Wonjae,

Thanks for your question. I'm more than happy to assist you. Error handling is typically done through your .htaccess file. You should be able to add a line of code to your .htaccess file in the public_html folder to re-direct all 404 errors to a 404.php page. Here's the code to add to the .htaccess file to do so:

ErrorDocument 404 /404.php

Then is the same folder, you'll want to create the 404.php page and that should be it.

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

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