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tako izu
tako izu
15,896 Points

How do I make an error 404 page in treehouse workspaces

I'm trying a method where you create a .htaccess file and then run it in the root directory, but it doesn't look like Treehouse Workspaces support .htaccess files. This is what I'm trying to put in the file:

ErrorDocument 404 /unknown.html

Is there another way that I can make a 404 error page when a user types in an unknown URL?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

It works fine for me, maybe there's something odd about the workspace organization.

Take a look at this video about sharing a snapshot of your workspace.

tako izu
tako izu
15,896 Points

this is what the workspace looks like https://w.trhou.se/6mkeznxecs

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

This workspace has no .htaccess file, but after I added one with your intended content the custom error page was successfully served when I tried to access a non-existent location.

Note that the built-in workspace editor doesn't recognize the type of a file with that name, but you can use it to create a text file and then rename it.

Oddly, the workspace did have a file named fourzerofour.htaccess, but it was empty and that's not the correct name.