If a page on your website doesn't load, an error message will be displayed to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what is typical for all of them is that they are generic and almost certainly will have absolutely nothing in common with the design of your site, which could be aggravating for any site visitor. This is the primary reason why hosting providers have introduced a feature called Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, visitors shall see your custom made content, which could be informative or humorous, based on your preference, and that will match the style and design of your 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 can set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all hosting solutions which we provide, so after you log in to your Hepsia CP and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll show up, you may pick the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a custom one. For the aforementioned alternative, you'll have to assign the URL to the page, so when you use personalized pages, you have to upload the files inside your hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file positioned in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The actual syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your personal pages for each of the 4 error types to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very simple and shall not take more than a couple of clicks. When you upload the files to your account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You could choose what page should show up for every error type. Your choices are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. In case you select the aforementioned option, you will need to type in the link to each and every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page that appears in case a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file so as to set in-house developed error pages too, rather than using our integrated generator software tool, and should you choose this option, the file needs to be placed in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.