If 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 that will appear, but what is typical for all of them is that they're generic and probably shall have absolutely nothing that resembles the design of your site, which can be irritating for any visitor. That is the primary reason why hosting companies have introduced a function named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, website visitors shall see your unique content, which can be informative or humorous, based on your personal preference, and that will match the overall style and design of your site, so the pages shall not look like they aren't part of your website at all. You may use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

When you order a Linux website hosting package from our company, you'll be able to set custom made error pages for your sites quickly and easily, since this feature is part of all our plans. As soon as you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each of them you may select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. If you select the third option, you should just type the URL to the file that you've uploaded then 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 couple of lines of code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you are just unsure how to do that, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can set tailor-made error pages for each of them with ease through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you are able to change the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for each of the 4 error types. All you should do is supply a link to every single file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you will be able to revert this change at any time and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you can use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site whose error pages you would like to change and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article about this matter.