Whenever a page on your site doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages which will show up, but what's standard for all of them is that they're generic and in all probability shall have absolutely nothing that resembles the design of your Internet site, which may be frustrating for any visitor. This is the reason why website hosting service providers have introduced a feature called Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, website visitors shall see your unique content, which could be informative or humorous, depending on your taste, and which shall match the design and style of your website, so the pages shall not seem like they are not part of your Internet site at all. You could use this option for numerous errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

When you obtain a shared hosting from us, you will be able to set custom made error pages for your sites easily, since this feature is part of all of our solutions. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will appear, you shall see drop-down options menus for all 4 sorts of errors and for each of them you could choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. If you pick the 3rd option, you should just type the URL to the file which you have uploaded then save the change. Another way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience or if you are simply not sure how to do that, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support custom error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this feature for each and every domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the particular domain/subdomain and to type in the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this independently for each and every error type. You will be able to switch back to a default error page whenever you want if needed and the change will take effect straightaway. A different way to achieve the very same result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the website that you want to change and to input several lines of code inside it. If you want to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you'll not need any computer programming skills or previous experience.