If a page on your site does not load, an error message will be shown to the website visitor. Because there are different errors, there are different pages that will appear, but what's standard for all of them is that they are generic and probably shall have nothing in common with the layout of your website, which may be frustrating for any visitor. That is the primary reason why hosting service providers have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a variety of different errors, visitors shall see your unique content, which may be informative or amusing, in accordance with your choice, and which will match the overall style and design of your website, so the pages won't look like they aren't part of your site 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 Cloud Hosting

If you acquire a cloud hosting plan from our company, you will be able to set custom error pages for your sites fast and easy, because this function is part of all our solutions. Once you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you should check out 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 show up, you shall see drop-down options menus for all four sorts of errors and for each of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. In case you choose the 3rd option, you should simply enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set custom error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of code in it. If you don't have preceding experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do this, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your own pages for any of the 4 error types to any website hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very uncomplicated and will not take more than a few mouse clicks. As soon as you upload the files in your account, you can navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You can pick what page should display for every error type. Your options are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. Should you choose the last option, you must type the link to every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page which will be shown when a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. If you are more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file in order to set customized error pages too, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software tool, and should you pick this option, the file should be located in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.