Each time a page on your site does not load, an error message will be displayed to the site visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that'll show up, but what is typical for all of them is that they are generic and probably will have nothing that is similar to the design of your site, which could be aggravating for any site visitor. That is the reason why web hosting companies have introduced a feature known as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, site visitors will see your custom made content, which can be informative or funny, in accordance with your choice, and which will match the overall layout of your website, so the pages will not seem like they aren't part of your website at all. You could use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up personalized error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting solutions that we offer, so once you log in to the Hepsia CP and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will show up, you could choose the sort of error page which should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a customized one. For the aforementioned alternative, you'll have to specify the URL to the page, so if you use customized 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 every error type. The precise syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of our semi-dedicated packages support tailor-made error pages, so you will be able to use this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do that is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button related to the given domain/subdomain and to type in the link to the custom file. You can do this independently for each error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if needed and the change shall take effect immediately. An alternative way to achieve the same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site which you want to edit and to enter a few lines of program code in it. If you would like to try this method, you can copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you shall not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.