Each time a page on your site doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that will show up, but what is typical for all of them is that they're generic and most likely shall have practically nothing that is similar to the design of your site, which may be frustrating for any site visitor. This is the primary reason why web hosting providers have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, site visitors shall see your custom made content, which could be informative or witty, in accordance with your taste, and which will match the style and design of your site, so the pages won't seem like they're not part of your website at all. You may use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your sites effortlessly if you use any of our website hosting. This could be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your custom 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 during the process. This function could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Tailor-made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our semi-dedicated servers support customized error pages, so you shall be able to use this feature for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button associated with the particular domain/subdomain and to type the link to the custom-made file. You could do this independently for each and every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page anytime if needed and the change will take effect instantly. Another way to achieve the same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the site which you want to edit and to enter several lines of code in it. If you'd like to try this method, you may copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you shall not need any coding skills or prior experience.