When a page on your website doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that'll show up, but what's typical for all of them is that they are generic and in all probability shall have nothing that resembles the layout of your site, which may be annoying for any site visitor. That is the main reason why website hosting companies have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or amusing, in accordance with your preference, and that will match the overall design of your Internet site, so the pages shall not appear as if they're not part of your site 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 Web Hosting

The personalized error pages feature is offered with each shared web hosting package deal which we offer and you will be able to replace all generic pages with your own with no more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting CP. You shall have to produce the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for every single site hosted inside the account separately, so that every set of customized pages will have the exact same design as the website it is part of. If necessary, you may always return back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. Another way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you have never done this before, you could simply copy the required program code from our Help article on this subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers which we offer support custom made error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files via simple drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Of course, you need to upload them to your account before that. In case you don't need to use this function at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as quickly and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the customized error pages. The file should include a particular line of code and a link for every single error type and you may discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.