Each time a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message shall be displayed to the website visitor. Because there are different errors, there are different pages that'll show up, but what is typical for all of them is that they are generic and most likely will have nothing that is similar to the design of your Internet site, which may be frustrating for any visitor. This is the main reason why website hosting companies have introduced a function known as Custom Error Pages. For a variety of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom made content, which may be informative or amusing, in accordance with your personal preference, and which shall match the overall design and style of your Internet site, so the pages will not seem like they are not part of your website 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 Hosting

When you order a Linux shared service from us, you shall be able to set custom error pages for your websites fast and easy, as this feature is a part of all our plans. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will be displayed, you'll see drop-down options menus for all four sorts of errors and for each of them you can pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. Should you pick the 3rd option, you should only enter the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. Another way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. In case you don't have previous experience or if you are simply unsure how to do that, you could just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.