Whenever a page on your site does not load, an error message will be shown to the site visitor. Because 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 probably shall have practically nothing that is similar to the layout of your website, which can be frustrating for any visitor. That is the reason why website hosting companies have introduced a feature named Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, site visitors shall see your customized content, which can be informative or witty, in accordance with your choice, and which shall match the design and style of your site, so the pages will not appear as if they're not 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 Shared Web Hosting

When you purchase a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your sites easily and quickly, because this feature is a part of all our solutions. Once you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can go to 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 be displayed, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 types of errors and for each one of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. In case you choose the third option, you should only enter the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. A different way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. In case you don't have preceding experience or if you're simply unsure how to do that, you can simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.