Whenever a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. Because there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what is common for all of them is that they're generic and almost certainly will have practically nothing that is similar to the layout of your website, which may be frustrating for any visitor. That is the primary reason why website hosting providers have introduced a function named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, in accordance with your preference, and that will match the overall design and style of your site, so the pages won't look like they aren't part of your Internet site at all. You may use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to set up customized error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting package that we offer, so after you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will appear, you could select the sort of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache web server page or a custom one. For the aforementioned alternative, you need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you need to upload the files inside your hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each error type. The correct syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support customized error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this function for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do that is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the particular domain/subdomain and then to type the link to the custom file. You could do this individually for each error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if needed and the change shall take effect at once. Another way to achieve the very same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site that you would like to edit and to type in a couple of lines of code in it. If you'd like to try this method, you may copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you won't need any computer programming skills or previous experience.