404 Error Logging & Tracking Script
404 Logger© is a Perl script that lets you log and track HTTP requests that result in a 404 "File Not Found" error. It lets you trap and record invalid links, including the source! The results can be EMailed to you every day a 404 error occurs automatically. It requires Apache server software or IIs with Mod_Rewrite installed. This easily-installed Perl script gives you the following features:
- Simple installation with good documentation.
- Error counts are stored and retrieved privately, and with some care, securely.
- Records source of the invalid link - even if it's not on your site!
- User sees only your custom 404 error page.
- Optional daily reports delivered to you by EMail automatically.
It's always a good idea for webmasters to monitor their website for 404 errors. Not only do they indicate the possibility of broken links on your site and annoy users, they can also indicate attacks by hackers looking for scripts with known vulnerabilities. So for your website security and integrity, you want to routinely monitor all 404 errors. My Server Log Search Script is another tool that's useful in this regard.
Using a custom 404 page allows you to present the user with navigation options when they've encountered a problem. Without a custom error page, the user simply gets whatever default message your server issues - or worse, he gets an advertisement from your hosting service that may well send him to a competitor's website. Neither of those are something you ever want to happen.
404 Logger© is provided free of charge. If you use and appreciate it, please
post the following link in an appropriate location on your site:
a href="http://www.rainbodesign.com/pub/" Rainbo Design Tools & Scripts/a
This page was last modified on December 09, 2015