If a page on your Internet site does not load, an error message will be displayed to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages that will display, but what's standard for all of them is that they are generic and in all probability shall have nothing in common with the design of your site, which may be frustrating for any site visitor. This is the primary reason why website hosting service providers have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, site visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, depending on your personal preference, and that will match the design and style of your Internet site, so the pages won't appear as if they are not part of your website at all. You may use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You shall be able to set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all website hosting package which we offer, so after you log in to the Hepsia CP and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will be displayed, you may pick the kind of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache server page or a personalized one. For the aforementioned option, you'll have to assign the URL to the page, so if you use custom pages, you should upload the files inside your hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each error type. The correct syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this function even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your own pages for each of the 4 error types to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very easy and will not take more than several clicks. As soon as you upload the files inside your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You may select what page should show up for each error type. Your choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. In case you select the last option, you will need to enter the link to each and every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page that will be displayed in case a user encounters an error can be modified at any time. In case you’re more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to set in-house made error pages too, rather than using our integrated generator instrument, and should you choose this option, the file has to be located in the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.