If a page on your website doesn't load, an error message will be displayed to the website visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages which will appear, but what's standard for all of them is that they're generic and almost certainly shall have practically nothing that is similar to the design of your Internet site, which could be irritating for any website visitor. This is the main reason why web hosting service providers have introduced a function called Custom Error Pages. For a number of different errors, website visitors shall see your custom content, which may be informative or witty, based on your personal preference, and that will match the overall design of your website, so the pages shall not seem like they are not part of your website at all. You could use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
When you purchase a cloud plan from our company, you will be able to set custom made error pages for your sites easily, because this feature is a part of all of our solutions. Once you have created the files and uploaded them to your website 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. Inside the pop-up that will show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all four kinds of errors and for each one of them you can pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you pick the third option, you should only type the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. One other way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include several lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do that, you could simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.