When a page on your website does not load, an error message shall be shown to the site visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages which will show up, but what's standard for all of them is that they are generic and almost certainly shall have absolutely nothing that is similar to the design of your site, which may be frustrating for any visitor. That is the reason why web hosting service providers have introduced a feature referred to as Custom Error Pages. For a variety of different errors, visitors will see your custom content, which may be informative or humorous, depending on your choice, and which will match the overall layout of your website, so the pages won't appear as if they are not part of your site at all. You may 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 Web Hosting

The custom made error pages feature is provided with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to swap all generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You shall have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for every site hosted inside the account independently, so that each set of custom made pages shall have identical layout as the website 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. Another way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you may simply copy the needed code from our Help article on this subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide support customized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Needless to say, you need to upload them to your account before that. In case you don't need to use this function at some point, you can disable it just as easily and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the personalized error pages. The file needs to contain a specific line of code and a link for each error type and you can easily discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.