If a page on your site doesn't load, an error message will be displayed to the site visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that will show up, but what is standard for all of them is that they are generic and most likely shall have absolutely nothing that is similar to the design of your site, which could be frustrating for any website visitor. This is the reason why website hosting service providers have introduced a function named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom content, which may be informative or witty, based on your personal preference, and that will match the overall design and style of your Internet site, so the pages won't appear as if they are not 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 Cloud Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for any of your sites easily when you use any of our cloud hosting. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This feature can be de-activated anytime and the options you'll be able to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support personalized error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this function for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do this is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button related to the particular domain/subdomain and then to enter the link to the custom file. You could do this separately for every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if needed and the change shall take effect instantly. An alternative way to achieve the same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the website that you want to change and to type in several lines of program code in it. If you would like to try this method, you can copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, which means that you won't need any computer programming skills or previous experience.