If a page on your Internet site does not load, an error message will be shown to the website visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that will show up, but what's typical for all of them is that they're generic and in all probability will have absolutely nothing that is similar to the layout of your website, which can be annoying for any website visitor. That is the main reason why website hosting companies have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, site visitors shall see your custom made content, which could be informative or humorous, based on your preference, and that will match the overall design and style of your website, so the pages won't appear as if they're not part of your Internet site at all. You can use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for any of your websites without difficulty if you use any of our shared web hosting. This can easily be done through the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Customized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our semi-dedicated servers support custom error pages, so you will be able to use this function for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do that is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the given domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You could do this individually for each and every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page at any time if necessary and the change will take effect immediately. Another way to get the very same result is to place an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the Internet site that you want to edit and to input several lines of program code inside it. If you want to try this method, you can copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you won't need any computer programming skills or prior experience.