When a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages which will display, but what is standard for all of them is that they are generic and most likely will have absolutely nothing in common with the design of your site, which could be irritating for any website visitor. That is the main reason why website hosting service providers have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a variety of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or amusing, depending on your taste, and that will match the overall layout of your website, so the pages will not seem like they are not part of your Internet site at all. You can use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

The custom error pages feature is available with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you shall be able to swap all the generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting CP. You shall have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for each and every site hosted in the account separately, so that each set of custom made pages shall have the same design and style as the Internet site it's part of. When necessary, you can always go back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. One other way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you can simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Incorporating your own pages for any of the four error types to any site hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very simple and won't take more than a couple of clicks. As soon as you upload the files in your account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could choose what page should show up for each error type. The choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. If you select the last option, you will need to type in the link to every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which appears when a user encounters an error can be modified whenever you want. If you're more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file to be able to set customized error pages as well, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software tool, and should you pick this option, the file has to be located inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.