When a page on your Internet site does not load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that will display, but what is common for all of them is that they are generic and most likely will have nothing that resembles the design of your website, which could be frustrating for any visitor. This is the primary reason why web hosting providers have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, based on your choice, and which shall match the design of your Internet site, so the pages won't look like they aren't part of your Internet site at all. You can use this option for a number of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).
Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting
You can set up custom made error pages for all of your sites without difficulty if you use any of our shared website hosting plans. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
Adding your personal pages for any of the 4 error types to any web site hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very uncomplicated and won't take more than a couple of clicks. When you upload the files to your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You can pick what page should appear for each error type. Your options are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. If you select the aforementioned option, you must type the link to each and every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page which will be displayed in case a user encounters an error can be modified at any time. If you're more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file in order to set customized error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator tool, and should you choose this option, the file should be located in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.