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Handling 404 Error's With Apache


The web is all about usability, consistency and speed... well, that's what we'd like to think anyway. In this article John shows us how to stop those dreaded 404 errors from plaguing our Apach-based web sites. With a bit of PHP and a htaccess file or two, your site will be free of 404's forever!

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By: John Ferme
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February 20, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Handling 404 Error's With Apache
  2. · Apache and hierarchies
  3. · Implementing a 404 trap
  4. · Conclusion

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Handling 404 Error's With Apache - Conclusion
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The 404 error trapping method that we've looked at in this article is just one way that you can keep visitors at your site for longer and help them "enjoy their stay". Nothing's worse than finding a site from a search engine, only to be directed to a page that no longer exists. Hopefully by implementing the technique described in this article, your visitors will stay at your site for longer, and those nasty 404 errors will be eradicated from your site forever.
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