If a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that will show up, but what's typical for all of them is that they're generic and probably will have nothing in common with the design of your website, which may be frustrating for any site visitor. That is the reason why hosting service providers have introduced a feature called Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, website visitors shall see your unique content, which may be informative or humorous, depending on your choice, and which will match the overall design and style of your site, so the pages won't look like they're not part of your Internet site at all. You can use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You can set up personalized error pages for all of your Internet sites easily when you use any of our shared hosting plans. This could be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This function can be de-activated anytime and the options you'll be able to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our semi-dedicated plans support custom error pages, so you shall be able to use this feature for each and every domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do this is to go to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the particular domain/subdomain and then to enter the link to the custom file. You'll be able to do this independently for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page at any time if needed and the change shall take effect immediately. Another way to achieve the very same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the Internet site which you'd like to modify and to input a few lines of code in it. If you need to try this method, you can copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you will not need any coding skills or previous experience.