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Bypassing 404 Error Page on IIS

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If you are using a web hosting company to run your own web site, sometimes you are experiencing unwanted 404 error page that is provided by the hosting company, which is hardly customisable, especially in IIS environment.

However, web.config of IIS is possible for site owners to bypass the 404 error page and show their own 404 page or a solution-generated 404 page like what WordPress does. It’s super simple. Open web.config of your root directory and add the following line within <system.webServer>...</system.webServer>:

<httpErrors existingResponse="PassThrough"/>

That’s it!


Written by Justin Yoo

13/10/2010 at 15:02

Posted in For Windows

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  1. Thanks for the information, you helped me a lot with this.


    21/05/2015 at 00:56

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