Each time a page on your site doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what's common for all of them is that they are generic and almost certainly will have absolutely nothing that resembles the layout of your site, which may be frustrating for any visitor. That is the reason why website hosting service providers have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, site visitors will see your custom content, which can be informative or humorous, based on your preference, and that will match the design of your website, so the pages will not appear as if they're not part of your website 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 Cloud Web Hosting

If you acquire a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your websites fast and easy, because this function is part of all of our solutions. As soon as 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 selected domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will show up, you will see drop-down menus for all four types of errors and for each of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. In case you choose the 3rd option, you should just input the URL to the file that you have uploaded then save the change. Another way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of program code in it. In case you don't have preceding experience or if you're simply not sure how to do that, you may simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated hosting plans which we offer support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll need to enter the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you should upload them to your account before that. In case you don't need to use this function at some point, you can disable it just as easily and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to enable the personalized error pages. The file should have a particular line of code plus a link for every error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.