Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 247
  • Last Modified:

Redirecting dead links to main page

I recently revamped my entire site. Cleaned out old files and made a new website. The problem is i also changed the folder names. SO everyone that bookmarked pages on the site now get a page not found error, because folder names have changed. I want to redirect everyone that goes to a page that cannot be found to my home page. How can i do this? I was told i could use hhtpd.conf but i dont know how to ....can anyone please help??
thank  you
0
mrperfect75000
Asked:
mrperfect75000
  • 2
1 Solution
 
samriCommented:
hi mrperfect7500,

The simplest and quickest thing that I can think of would be using Apache ErrorDocument directive (http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/core.html#errordocument)

Specifically, you want to trap 404 error.  Locate your Apache config file, and look for ErrorDocument sections.  By default there should be a bunch of examples that you could try.  Looking at you requirement, if any page is not found, send them to your homepage.  So, try this:

ErrorDocument 404 /

For further customization, you may look at the docs, and the following link: http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/custom-error.html
0
 
mrperfect75000Author Commented:
Thank you! works great!
0
 
samriCommented:
wow! that was the quickest response I'd ever experienced.  

cheers.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now