When a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message will be displayed to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that will display, but what is common for all of them is that they are generic and almost certainly shall have practically nothing that resembles the layout of your Internet site, which could be irritating for any visitor. That is the main reason why hosting providers have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, in accordance with your choice, and that will match the layout of your website, so the pages won't appear as if they are not part of your website at all. You can use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You can set up customized error pages for any of your websites without difficulty when you use any of our Linux shared hosting. This could be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This feature can be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Tailor-made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in 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 entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support tailor-made error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this function for each domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do that is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button associated with the particular domain/subdomain and to input the link to the custom file. You can do this independently for each and every error type. You will be able to switch back to a generic error page whenever you want if required and the change shall take effect straightaway. An alternative way to get the very same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the Internet site which you'd like to modify and to type in a couple of lines of program code within it. If you'd 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 will not need any coding skills or previous experience.