Custom 404 page integration with .htaccess and their SEO impact

If some visitor opens the url that doesn’t exist on the website then that url show 404 page.
The best way to handle customers request to show a customized 404 page on the website and then link 404 page with website through .htaccess file when someone opens a link that is not available to the website.

Calling 404 page (custom error page) with .htaccess file
We can associate 404 page (custom) error page through htaccess file by just writing a single line into our htaccess page

ErrorDocument 404

The same code will be written to redirect users to home page of website through .htacces file

Make sure after adding the above errordoc in your .htaccess file you are getting proper redirect.
For 404 pages you must get eithger response header 404 or 301 (if you want to redirect user to home page of website). Click on Website Redirect Checker to check your website redirect.
Like below

website header redirect

If you see HTTP/1.1 302 then you must need to change it so that it should show either HTTP/1.1 301 or HTTP/1.1 404 .

Chaget 302 redirect with 301 redirect using htaccess file

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule . [L,R=301]

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Chandra Shekhar

GCP Architect
Chandra Shekhar Pandey is Google certified Cloud engineer, I am Magento2 Trained developer. Having huge experience in designing cloud solution. I have around 12 years of experience with world enterprise IT companies and fortune 500 clients. During my architecture design I am always caring about high availability, fast performance and resilient system. From the programmer background I have huge experience in LAMP stack as well. Throughout my carrier I have worked on Retail, E-Learning, Video Conferencing and social media domain. The motive of creating cutehits was just to share the knowledge/solutions I get to know during my day to day life so that if possible I can help someone for same problems/solutions. is a really a very effort for sharing knowledge to rest of the world. For any query/suggestion about same you can contact me on below details:- Email: shekharmca2005 at Phone: +91-9560201363

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