Setting a 404 Error Page via the .htaccess File

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In this tutorial, we will explain How to Set a 404 Error Page via the .htaccess File.

The HTTP 404, 404 Not Found and 404 (pronounced “four oh four”) error message is a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) standard response code, in computer network communications, to indicate that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.

To set the 404 Error file via htaccess File it’s so easy.
First login to your site’s file manager.Preferred via WinSCP.

Go to Tools and Preferences.

WinSCP Tools-Preferences

When Preferences tab is opening, go to Panels tab and check Show Hidden Files.

Enable Show Hidden Files

Click Ok to save this Preference.After login to your site, go to your web directory and edit .htaccess file.

Add this line to .htaccess file to set 404 page :

ErrorDocument 404 “<H1>Page not found</H1>”

After editing .htaccess file, save the changes.

You have successfully Set a 404 Error Page.To see effects go to



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