If a page on your website does not load, an error message shall be displayed to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that will appear, but what is common for all of them is that they are generic and most likely shall have absolutely nothing that resembles the design of your Internet site, which could be aggravating for any website visitor. This is the primary reason why web hosting providers have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom made content, which could be informative or witty, depending on your choice, and which shall match the design of your Internet site, so the pages won't seem like 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 Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for all of your sites with ease when you use any of our hosting plans. This can be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you can set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them through the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support tailor-made error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do this is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and to enter the link to the custom-made file. You could do this independently for each and every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if required and the change shall take effect straightaway. A different way to get the same exact result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the web site which you'd like to edit and to enter a few lines of program code in it. If you need to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you will not need any programming skills or prior experience.