On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 13:38, Ian Bicking wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 13:30, Jason Hildebrand wrote:
> > I'm running Webware on a production server to which I am still making
> > software updates. Sometimes it's necessary for me to stop the
> > application server for a few minutes during the update, because I can't
> > allow any persistent data to change.
> > I'm using Apache with mod_webkit, and I'd like to avoid the user seeing
> > the 'Internal Server Error' (500) which occurs when mod_webkit can't
> > contact the application server. If the app server is down, I'd prefer
> > to redirect to a static page which looks like the rest of the website,
> > which says the effect of 'Down for maintenance; try again in a few
> > minutes'.
> > Has anyone done something like this before? Can this be done from the
> > Apache config (perhaps by detecting error 500?), or do I have to dig
> > into the mod_webkit source?
There's also an Apache config option for creating your own error pages.
So, for instance, you could replace the 500 error page with a page of
your own making that is more helpful.