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Do soft 404's get logged to the appache log?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by emc2, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. emc2

    emc2 Active Member

    Hi All,

    I was wondering, google webmaster tools is reporting some soft 404's for my site and google is correct some threads are missing. xenforo returns a php generated 404 and displays it. Google picks this up as a normal 404 or soft 404 which is great, however when look in the apache looks i cant see them. I want to be able to find them before google does and then correct them.

    Does a xenforo generated 404 or any other type of error get logged in the apache logs like a normal 404? Yes, I do have error logging turned on.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. KenSmith

    KenSmith Active Member

    I just went live this week and I'm noticing the same thing.
    I do not see any errors at all being logged in my Apache error_log.
  3. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    No, it does not get logged. Because technically it isn't a 404, since index.php is always catched.
  4. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    As HWS says, no it isn't logged by apache.

    Reason? The error isn't returned by apache, it's returned via code in the xenForo script :)

  5. emc2

    emc2 Active Member

    hmmm. It makes it hard to find broken links to your site :(

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