When a page on your website does not load, an error message shall be displayed to the visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages which will show up, but what is typical for all of them is that they're generic and almost certainly shall have nothing in common with the layout of your site, which may be annoying for any visitor. This is the reason why web hosting providers have introduced a feature referred to as Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, site visitors will see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, in accordance with your personal preference, and that will match the overall style and design of your site, so the pages shall not appear as if they aren't part of your site at all. You could use this option for a variety of errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

When you buy a cloud web hosting from us, you will be able to set custom error pages for your Internet sites easily, since this feature is part of all our packages. Once you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will appear, you shall see drop-down options menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you could choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you pick the third option, you should just type the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. One other way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of program code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you are simply unsure how to do that, you may simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.