I tried setting up a custom 404 page by adjusting the nginx.conf file, adding “error_page 404 /404.html;”. Everything worked fine until the bot changed it back to its default / removed it. I was now wondering if there is a way to avoid this?
Thanks for your help.
Nope. This is the reason for urging people not to make changes.
OK, I get that. But there is no other way to add a custom 404 page?
Didn’t get it working either yet but here is a promising answer:
Edit: As @openletter says, this can be dangerous.
Have you tested this? When I run
sudo nginx -T > nginxT.txt, I don’t see an
include directive or anything else that would permit this to work.
No, unfortunately I don’t see it either.
It doesn’t work and is potentially harmful. The file will be world readable to everyone because
nginx will serve the file as a text file, so anything in there is exposed. Also, it doesn’t change the configuration. That is really a terrible issue response.
Thank you for looking deeply into it!
I got it working:
Put the options in
/home/user-data/www/domain.tld.conf. Let your box take the changes by running
When I run
nginx -T now I get the option:
# configuration file /home/user-data/www/domain.tld.conf:
error_page 404 /404.html;
I see. I misunderstood the second sentence the issue response. That is why I type out the directory locations, as it is the difference between a working config and a dangerous world-readable configuration file.
I was trying this out, but I am unsure if it still works?
I created the my.domain.tld.conf with the error_page parameters file in the /home/user-data/www/my.domain.tld directory, ran /home/mailuser/mailinabox/tools/web_update, did nginx -t and did systemctl restart nginx.
No dice in giving it a custom 404 page.