If a page on your website doesn't load, an error message will be displayed to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages which will show up, but what is common for all of them is that they're generic and most likely shall have nothing that is similar to the layout of your site, which can be aggravating for any website visitor. This is the reason why website hosting providers have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, visitors will see your customized content, which may be informative or humorous, based on your taste, and that will match the design and style of your Internet site, so the pages will not seem like they're not part of your site at all. You could 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

If you purchase a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to set personalized error pages for your Internet sites fast and easy, as this feature is a part of all our packages. The moment you have 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. Inside the pop-up which will show up, you shall see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each of them you may pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. In case you pick the third option, you should only input the URL to the file which you have uploaded and save the change. Another way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. If you don't have preceding experience or if you are just not sure how to do that, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your pages for each of the four error types to any website hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really simple and shall not take more than several clicks. After you upload the files in your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You may choose what page should display for each error type. The alternatives are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. Should you pick the aforementioned option, you have to type in the link to each page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page that appears when a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. If you are more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file to be able to set tailor-made error pages too, as opposed to using our integrated generator software instrument, and in case you pick this option, the file has to be placed inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.