I am getting "page no found" errors in my website log. Maybe it is some bots that search for directories that do not actually exist. I get at least 50-100 daily of these messages.

The log says, for example:

www.mysite.com - - [14/Jan/2013:17:02:33 +0100] "GET /files HTTP/1.1" 200 683 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.52 Safari/537.17"

How is it possible to get rid of that? I am just worried if there is problem on my side or it happens to any site. Thank you.

  • What do you mean by, "get rid of that"? Are you asking for a way to remove those messages, or a way to avoid those messages are logged?
    – apaderno
    Jan 14, 2013 at 20:22
  • Something is wrong with your setup. That particular URL is returning a HTTP status code of 200, which means the URL was valid.
    – mpdonadio
    Jan 14, 2013 at 20:26

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It's very likely automated programs looking to see if you have the proper restrictions on certain directories.

There's no way to prevent it from happening, but you could either turn off 404 logging or have your server log 404 errors to a different file.

  • Ok , I just needed to know if that is normal and there is nothing to worry about. Thank you.
    – loparr
    Jan 14, 2013 at 20:33

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