Whenever a page on your site doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the website visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that will display, but what is typical for all of them is that they're generic and probably will have nothing in common with the design of your website, which could be irritating for any site visitor. That is the main reason why web hosting service providers have introduced a function called Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, website visitors will see your customized content, which could be informative or witty, depending on your taste, and that will match the overall style and design of your site, so the pages shall not look like they're not part of your site at all. You could use this option for a number of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for all of your sites without difficulty if you use any of our cloud web hosting. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This feature may be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Customized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content you'll need 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 shall be able to use this function for each and every domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click on the Edit button associated with the particular domain/subdomain and then to type in the link to the custom file. You could do this separately for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a default error page whenever you want if required and the change shall take effect straightaway. An alternative way to get the same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the Internet site which you want to edit and to input a couple of lines of program code within it. If you need to try this method, you may copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you will not need any programming skills or prior experience.