Using linux/apache on shared hosting.
Been seeing dozens of 404s in logs due to various requests for index.php (I use index.html.) I would think the server config would automatically correct these requests, but I guess not. I do use a nice, friendly 404 error page with site navigation, but many* still leave the site after not getting what they expected.
I'm currently testing: Redirect 301 /index.php http://www.example.com/
Working well, no more 404s. The question is... anything I'm not considering? For example: duplicate content?
*While some requests are from bad agents & vulnerability checks, there are legit user requests requesting index.php.
[edited by: keyplyr at 8:00 am (utc) on Aug 29, 2013]