Each time a page on your site doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the visitor. Since 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 almost certainly will have nothing in common with the layout of your site, which may be annoying for any website visitor. That is the reason why hosting service providers have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom made content, which could be informative or witty, in accordance with your choice, and that will match the overall design of your website, so the pages shall not look like they aren't part of your website at all. You may use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux website hosting package from our company, you will be able to set custom made error pages for your sites fast and easy, since this feature is part of all our solutions. Once you've 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 particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. In case you select the 3rd option, you should only input the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set customized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. If you do not have preceding experience or if you're just unsure how to do that, you could just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.