Each time a page on your site does not load, an error message will be displayed to the site visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages which will show up, but what is standard for all of them is that they are generic and probably will have absolutely nothing in common with the design of your Internet site, which can be frustrating for any visitor. This is the primary reason why hosting providers have introduced a function referred to as Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, site visitors shall see your unique content, which can be informative or funny, in accordance with your preference, and which shall match the overall design and style of your Internet site, so the pages won't look like they aren't part of your Internet site at all. You may use this option for a number of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

When you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your sites quickly and easily, since this feature is part of all of our packages. As soon as you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to 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 which will be displayed, you shall see drop-down menus for all 4 types of errors and for each one of them you may pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. If you select the 3rd option, you should only type the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of code in it. If you don't have prior experience or if you're simply uncertain how to do this, you can just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your own pages for any of the 4 error types to any web site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very simple and won't take more than several mouse clicks. As soon as you upload the files in your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could choose what page should appear for each error type. The options are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. If you choose the abovementioned option, you need to type the link to each page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which shows up if a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. If you're more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to set personalized error pages as well, as opposed to using our integrated generator tool, and if you pick this option, the file has to be located in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.