Whenever a page on your Internet site does not load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that will show up, but what's standard for all of them is that they're generic and in all probability will have absolutely nothing that resembles the layout of your website, which could be annoying for any website visitor. This is the main reason why website hosting providers have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, visitors shall see your custom content, which may be informative or witty, in accordance with your taste, and which shall match the overall style and design of your Internet site, so the pages will not seem like they aren't part of your website at all. You can use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud hosting package from us, you'll be able to set personalized error pages for your Internet sites easily, as this feature is part of all our plans. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you should 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 show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all four sorts of errors and for each of them you may pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. In case you choose the 3rd option, you should just input the URL to the file that you have uploaded and save the change. A different way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you're simply unsure how to do that, you could simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you could set tailor-made error pages for each of them easily using our custom Hepsia hosting CP. With only several mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you could modify the default setting from a system page to a customized one for any of the 4 error types. All you have to do is supply a link to each and every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you will be able to revert this change at any time and in exactly the same way. If you want, you may use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder linked to the internet site whose error pages you would like to change and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.