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This is actually very easy and can be done by anybody hosted on a standard server. 

A custom 404 page can be very helpful, it can save people leaving your site and it also adds a nice personal touch to your site. 

My site's here... 

Step 1: Build a page

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Make yourself the 404 page you want - I decided to go a bit silly with mine, it's actually just one big image, with an image map overlaid, because that's the way I fancied doing it just then. 

Save your custom 404 page in the root of your site. 

Call it something like "my404" or "errornotfound"
 
CaryB227 days ago

Update as of August 2015, this article doesnt work anymore.

Dr. Pepper4 years ago
That's so funny.
killerjackalope (author)  Dr. Pepper4 years ago
Thanks.

Thanks a lot. I recently started blogging personally. My site is here hackedlives.com . I think I will create a personal 404 page. Cool beans.

Very clever! (still can't access your site! I'll try at school...)

I made my own one, but I wanted to make it stand out and give people a jolt if they had their speakers turned up, so heres mine: http://www.geekify.geek.nz/error/404.html
Does the direct address work?

http://killerjackalope.zxq.net/

It's weird that it won't work for you, nice 404, if slightly mean - the dark red and white look well.
Thanks - wanted it to be very bold.

Nope still doesn't work. Pinging the address gives me 'cannot resolve http://killerjackalope.zxq.net/: Unknown host'

I also can't access http://zxq.net either. Must be my ISP then.
I'm an eejit try www.killerjackalope.co.nr as opposed to just http://
i can connect though
killerjackalope (author)  dombeef4 years ago
Well that's a start... I don't know, I'll get round to getting a proper host eventually...
Bizarre, think I'll have to get me a spare host, well I can add another two domains from that host, so I'll arrange that and if it doesn't work then it could be worrying, how many ISPs don't cater to that one...