Redirect 403 404 and 500 to home page

You can redirect bad 403, 404 and 500 requests to your home page using .htaccess and php.

In Windows, open notepad and enter the lines:

RewriteEngine On
ErrorDocument 403 /badrequest.php
ErrorDocument 404 /badrequest.php
ErrorDocument 500 /badrequest.php

Next save the text doc to your hard drive as “Save as type: All Files(*.*)” .htaccess.


Next, upload the .htaccess file to your website’s root directory using filezilla, or another ftp program.

Next create a php file with the following code and save it to the root directory of your website as badrequest.php.



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