Whenever a page on your website does not load, an error message will be shown to the visitor. Because there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what is standard for all of them is that they're generic and almost certainly shall have practically nothing that resembles the layout of your Internet site, which could be frustrating for any website visitor. This is the reason why hosting providers have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a variety of different errors, site visitors shall see your unique content, which may be informative or funny, in accordance with your personal preference, and which will match the design of your Internet site, so the pages shall not appear as if they're not part of your website 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 Cloud Website Hosting

If you obtain a cloud website hosting plan from us, you shall be able to set personalized error pages for your sites fast and easy, since this function is part of all of our solutions. After you've created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will appear, you will see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. If you pick the third option, you should only input the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you're simply unsure how to do that, you can simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to set custom error pages for each of them effortlessly via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. With several clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you could change the default setting from a system page to a customized one for any of the four error types. All you must do is supply a link to every single file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you will be able to revert this modification whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you could use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded within the domain or subdomain folder linked to the website whose error pages you would like to modify and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article on this matter.