If a page on your site doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the website visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that will appear, but what's standard for all of them is that they're generic and in all probability will have practically nothing in common with the layout of your site, which may be frustrating for any visitor. This is the main reason why website hosting providers have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, site visitors shall see your customized content, which can be informative or funny, based on your personal preference, and that will match the overall design of your site, so the pages will not look like they are not part of your Internet site at all. You could use this option for a number of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

The custom made error pages feature is provided with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to swap the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You'll have to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for each web site hosted inside the account separately, so that every group of customized pages shall have the exact same style and design as the Internet site it's part of. When necessary, you could always revert back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. Another way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you may simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages support custom made error pages, thus you'll be able to use this function for each domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do that is to go to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and to type the link to the custom file. You'll be able to do this individually for each error type. You will be able to switch back to a default error page anytime if required and the change shall take effect immediately. An alternative way to get the exact same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site that you'd like to modify and to enter a couple of lines of code inside it. If you'd like to try this method, you can copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you will not need any programming skills or prior experience.