Whenever a page on your site does not load, an error message will be shown to the website visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages which will display, but what's common 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 frustrating for any website visitor. This is the main reason why hosting companies have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, visitors shall see your custom content, which could be informative or amusing, based on your taste, and that will match the overall design and style of your website, so the pages will not seem like they're not part of your site at all. You may use this option for a number of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a shared plan from us, you'll be able to set personalized error pages for your sites quickly and easily, since this feature is a part of all our packages. Once you've created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all four sorts of errors and for each of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. If you pick the 3rd option, you should simply type the URL to the file that you have uploaded and save the change. A different way to set custom error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of program code in it. In case you don't have previous experience or if you're just unsure how to do this, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you may set custom made error pages for any of them with ease via our in-house created Hepsia hosting CP. With a couple of mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you could modify the default setting from a system page to a customized one for each of the four error types. All you must do is supply a link to every file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you shall be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you wish, you can use an .htaccess file as well. It should be created/uploaded within the domain or subdomain folder linked to the internet site whose error pages you would want to change and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.