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I'm wondering can the re-occurring of File Not Found (404) error eventually lead to Internal server error (500)?

  • Can you be more specific? What web server? Are you talking about a looping 404? Did a backend service crash? Do you have any relevant logs? – Resorath Feb 15 '12 at 8:30
  • Its just a general question. I have had some experience using Apache and Litespeed. I just want to know if that's possible. – Hamed Momeni Feb 15 '12 at 10:50
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I would definitely argue it is possible if your 404 page was built using a dynamic language like PHP, ASP, etc. (anything beyond what is considered just markup language). The introduction of a dynamic language introduces a wealth of ways in which a page can fail (threading problems, memory management problems, resource locking problems, etc.)...some of which become evident one a single page load and others that are only evident under tremendous stress.

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