Change default error 403 page?

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Change default error 403 page?

Postby FileGeek » 28. July 2012 22:22


Is there anyway to change that to say something else like This website is now closed?

Due to not wanting certain users to know they're banned by IP ahha
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Re: Change default error 403 page?

Postby JonB » 29. July 2012 01:00

OK - Simple Answer:

\xampp\apache\error\HTTP_FORBIDDEN.html.var is the template file that is used for that message.

You can make changes to that file to change the output text. You may also need to make changes to the 'include' files as well.

Just remember the message they receive is driven by their browser/OS language choice, so if you have 'global' traffic - you will need to make multiple changes.

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Re: Change default error 403 page?

Postby Altrea » 29. July 2012 01:57

JonB posted one common and possible solution.

Another one would be to define a new error document depending on for example on a specific application.
For that Apache knows the directive ErrorDocument.
This directive can be used in .htaccess Files or VirtualHost definitions too.

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