Solved

custom 404 status code

Posted on 2015-01-13
1
110 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-13
Should a custom 404 page return a 200 status code or a 404 status code? IIS is configured to return this page if a 404 is encountered. However, I'm not sure if the custom 404 page should be considered ok (with a 200 status code) since technically this page is valid OR should it return a 404 since it is the "404" page?
0
Comment
Question by:robanddeanna
1 Comment
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
ID: 40547557
I always leave my 404 pages with the 404 code.  It's more useful to me in logs for filtering that way.  The customizations to your 404 page are meant to enhance the user experience.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Turn A Profile Picture Into A Cartoon Using Photoshop And Illustrator This tutorial will teach you how to make a cartoon style image out of a regular picture. I have tried to keep the tutorial as simple as possible. I used Adobe CS4 for this tuto…
This article provides a case study on how our local youth baseball league deployed a new website, including the platform selection, implementation and benefits to the league.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to update a WordPress Site’s version. WordPress releases new versions of its software frequently and it is important to update frequently in order to keep your site secure, and to get new WordPress…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to prevent comment spam on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin Akismet will be used. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: myw…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now