Each time a page on your Internet site doesn't load, an error message shall be shown to the site visitor. As there are different errors, there are different pages which will display, but what is common for all of them is that they are generic and most likely will have nothing that resembles the layout of your website, which can be aggravating for any website visitor. This is the reason why website hosting companies have introduced a function called Custom Error Pages. For a range of different errors, visitors shall see your custom made content, which can be informative or humorous, depending on your preference, and that will match the overall design and style of your site, so the pages shall not look like they are not part of your Internet site at all. You may use this option for many errors - 400 (Bad request), 401 (Unauthorized), 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (File not Found).
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting
from our company, you will be able to set personalized error pages for your Internet sites easily, as this feature is 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 CP 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 4 sorts of errors and for each one of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. In case you select the 3rd 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 inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you are just not sure how to do that, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.