If a page on your site does not load, an error message will be shown to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what's common for all of them is that they are generic and probably will have practically nothing that is similar to the layout of your site, which may be aggravating for any website visitor. That is the main reason why web hosting providers have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, website visitors will see your customized content, which may be informative or humorous, in accordance with your personal preference, and which will match the design of your website, so the pages won't seem like they're not part of your site at all. You could use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

If you obtain a website hosting from us, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your sites fast and easy, because this function is part of all of our plans. Once you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will appear, you shall see drop-down options menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you can pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. Should you pick the third option, you should just enter the URL to the file that you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of code in it. If you don't have preceding experience or if you're simply not sure how to do that, you may simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers support custom made 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 this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button associated with the given domain/subdomain and to type the link to the custom-made file. You'll be able to do this separately for each and every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a default error page whenever you want if needed and the change will take effect instantly. A different way to achieve the same exact result is to set an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site that you want to modify and to type in a few lines of program code within 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, which means that you shall not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.