Each time a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message will be displayed to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what is common for all of them is that they are generic and almost certainly shall have practically nothing that is similar to the design of your site, which may be aggravating for any website visitor. That is the main reason why hosting companies have introduced a feature called Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, site visitors shall see your customized content, which could be informative or funny, based on your taste, and that will match the design and style of your website, so the pages will not seem like 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 Hosting
You'll be able to set up custom made error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all cloud hosting plans that we provide, so after you log in to the Hepsia CP and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you could pick the type of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a customized one. For the last mentioned option, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use custom pages, you need to upload the files in your web hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file placed inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The precise syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can set custom error pages for any of them easily using our in-house created Hepsia hosting CP. With just several mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to edit the default setting from a system page to a custom made one for each of the four error types. All you must do is provide a link to each file you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you'll be able to revert this change at any time and in exactly the same way. If you wish, you may use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the website whose error pages you would want to alter and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article about this matter.