If a page on your site does not load, an error message will be displayed to the visitor. Since there are different errors, there are different pages that'll appear, but what is common for all of them is that they are generic and in all probability shall have practically nothing in common with the layout of your site, which could be irritating for any visitor. This is the primary reason why web hosting service providers have introduced a feature referred to as Custom Error Pages. For a wide variety of different errors, visitors will see your custom content, which can be informative or funny, in accordance with your taste, and that will match the layout of your website, so the pages shall not appear as if they're not part of your website at all. You could use this option for numerous errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

When you buy a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to set customized error pages for your websites fast and easy, since this feature is part of all of our plans. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. If you pick the third option, you should only input the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. A different way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you are simply unsure how to do this, you can simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.