Whenever a page on your website doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages which will show up, but what's common for all of them is that they are generic and in all probability will have nothing in common with the design of your website, which could be irritating for any site visitor. This is the primary reason why website hosting providers have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, site visitors shall see your unique content, which can be informative or amusing, based on your preference, and which will match the design and style of your Internet site, so the pages won't seem like they aren't part of your site at all. You could 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

If you buy a shared plan from our company, you'll be able to set customized error pages for your sites fast and easy, since this feature is part of all of our solutions. Once you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will show up, you shall see drop-down options menus for all 4 types of errors and for each of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. If you choose the 3rd option, you should simply enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of code in it. In case you don't have preceding experience or if you're simply unsure how to do this, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated plans which we offer support tailor-made error pages and it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you will need to input the links to the custom-made files using basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Needless to say, you must upload them in your account before that. If you do not need to use this function at some point, you could disable it just as fast and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file should have a particular line of code and a link for every single error type and you can easily discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.