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Status Codes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chrisinoz, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. chrisinoz

    chrisinoz Member

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    A client of mine asked me about a status code report showing

    404 Hits 30,129 Percent 99%

    I have no idea what i should be looking for here?

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
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    I am not exactly sure what you are asking. If I understand what you pasted, it is telling you that 99% of the hits are 404 codes. 404 is the status code for "not found."

    By doing a Google search for "http status codes", I found this, which explains the various codes you are likely to encounter on the World Wide Web:

    HTTP/1.1: Status Code Definitions

    If your client is complaining about a problem or perceived problem, you should look in the logs for the domain for a file that is frequently being requested but is not present on the site.

    Note that browsers by default often request items such as favicon.ico (the little icon that shows up in the address bar) that might not be present - simply because the Web designer did not make one - but that will be logged as a 404, since the file was not found. You need to look at the domain's logs in order to determine what is really happening. In cPanel, individual domains' logs are stored in /usr/local/apache/domlogs/ .
     
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    Thanks Jared for the heads up re the /domlogs.

    Cheers
    Chris
     
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    You are most welcome!
     
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