Each time a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message will be shown to the website visitor. Because there are different errors, there are different pages which will display, but what's standard for all of them is that they're generic and almost certainly shall have practically nothing that is similar to the layout of your Internet site, which may be aggravating for any site visitor. This is the main reason why web hosting service providers have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, visitors will see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, based on your choice, and which shall match the overall layout of your Internet site, so the pages will not seem like they aren't part of your Internet site at all. You can use this option for numerous errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up custom made error pages for any of your Internet sites effortlessly if you use any of our cloud plans. This could be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of our semi-dedicated plans support tailor-made error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this function for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do that is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the particular domain/subdomain and then to enter the link to the custom file. You are able to do this individually for each error type. You shall be able to switch back to a generic error page anytime if needed and the change shall take effect straightaway. Another way to get the same exact result is to set an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site which you would like to modify and to input a few lines of code inside it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, which means that you shall not need any programming skills or prior experience.