Whenever a page on your Internet site does not load, an error message shall be displayed to the website visitor. Because there are different errors, there are different pages which will display, but what's typical for all of them is that they are generic and most likely shall have absolutely nothing that is similar to the design of your Internet site, which can be aggravating for any visitor. This is the primary reason why web hosting service providers have introduced a feature called Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom content, which may be informative or humorous, based on your choice, and that will match the overall layout of your site, so the pages won't seem like they're not part of your Internet site at all. You could use this option for a number of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).
Custom Error Pages in Hosting
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for each of your websites with ease when you use any of our hosting plans. This can be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of our semi-dedicated plans support custom made error pages, so you will be able to employ this feature for each 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 the Edit button linked to the specific domain/subdomain and then to type in the link to the custom file. You can do this separately for each and every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if required and the change shall take effect at once. An alternative way to achieve the exact same result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the Internet site that you'd like to change and to input a couple of lines of code in it. If you'd like to try this method, you can copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you shall not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.