Each time a page on your website does not load, an error message will be shown to the website visitor. Because 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 resembles the design of your website, which could be frustrating for any website visitor. This is the primary reason why website hosting service providers have introduced a function referred to as Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom content, which may be informative or witty, based on your personal preference, and which will match the overall design of your website, so the pages will not look like they're not 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 Shared Hosting

You will be able to set up personalized error pages for each of your websites easily when you use any of our shared hosting plans. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans support custom error pages, so you'll be able to employ this feature for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do that is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button associated with the given domain/subdomain and to type the link to the custom-made file. You could do this independently for each error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if necessary and the change will take effect at once. Another way to achieve the same result is to set an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder of the site that you would like to edit and to input a couple of lines of code within it. If you want to try this method, you could 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.