Whenever a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that will show up, but what is standard for all of them is that they are generic and probably shall have practically nothing in common with the design of your website, which could be annoying for any website visitor. That is the primary reason why web hosting providers have introduced a function referred to as Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, website visitors will see your customized content, which could be informative or amusing, based on your taste, and which shall match the overall layout of your website, so the pages won't look like they are not part of your site at all. You may use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for any of your Internet sites with ease if you use any of our Linux shared hosting. This can easily be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them through the process. This feature may be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support customized error pages, so you will be able to use this feature for any 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 the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and to enter the link to the custom-made file. You could do this individually for each error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page anytime if necessary and the change shall take effect right away. An alternative way to achieve the same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the website which you would like to edit and to input several lines of program code inside it. If you'd like to try this method, you could copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you'll not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.