Nginx - Customizing 404 page


Nginx+PHP (on fastCGI) works great for me. When I enter a path to a PHP file which doesn't exist, instead of getting the default 404 error page (which comes for any invalid .html file), I simply get a "No input file specified.".

How can I customize this 404 error page?

9/13/2017 4:54:03 AM

Accepted Answer

You use the error_page property in the nginx config.

For example, if you intend to set the 404 error page to /404.html, use

error_page 404 /404.html;

Setting the 500 error page to /500.html is just as easy as:

error_page 500 /500.html;
3/28/2017 4:52:18 PM

You can setup a custom error page for every location block in your nginx.conf, or a global error page for the site as a whole.

To redirect to a simple 404 not found page for a specific location:

location /my_blog {
    error_page    404 /blog_article_not_found.html;

A site wide 404 page:

server {
    listen 80;
    error_page  404  /website_page_not_found.html;

You can append standard error codes together to have a single page for several types of errors:

location /my_blog {
    error_page 500 502 503 504 /server_error.html

To redirect to a totally different server, assuming you had an upstream server named server2 defined in your http section:

upstream server2 {
server {
    location /my_blog {
        error_page    404 @try_server2;
    location @try_server2 {
        proxy_pass http://server2;

The manual can give you more details, or you can search google for the terms nginx.conf and error_page for real life examples on the web.

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