Error pages, All About Custom Error Pages, Hostripples Web Hosting

All About Custom Error Pages

We know – links break, servers may be down, pages go missing or somehow your visitors may land on the terrifying error page. While there’s no exact way to ensure your visitors will never land on an error page, with cPanel – that Hostripples offers with Linux shared hosting and Linux reseller hosting, you can at least make custom error pages that are pleasant to look at.

In cPanel, you can create custom Error Pages for loads of different HTTP status codes. Be it a bad request, or a missing page, bandwidth limitations or gateway timeouts, through cPanel users can navigate to the Advanced settings of their account and select Error Pages to begin customization of the error page.

Error pages, All About Custom Error Pages, Hostripples Web Hosting

Why should you use custom error pages?
You can use the customized error pages as an opportunity to make the best out of a bad situation. Definitely, your site visitor isn’t getting the content they desire and they land up on an unwanted page, but until the issue can be remedied, you can use that moment as an opportunity to promote a new product, share additional services, or just to let them know that the site should be back up and running soon.

Get started!
Head over to your Advanced feature section and get to know the variety of error pages available to customize. Error pages inform visitors about problems when they attempt to access your site. Each problem has its own status code (for example, 404) and error page.

The web server automatically provides basic error pages, but the Error Pages interface allows you to define custom error pages for any HTTP status code.

Edit an error page

To customize an error page, perform the following steps:

  1. If this account manages more than one domain, select the domain for which you wish to edit an error page from the Managing: menu.
  2. Click the error status code for which you wish to edit its error page.
    • – If you do not see the desired error status code in that list, click the Show All HTTP Error Status Codes tab. Then, click on the desired error status code.
  3. Enter a message in the text box.
    • – To display information on the error page about the visitor who accessed your site, click the appropriate buttons for the information that you wish to display.
    • – Enter additional HTML code to further customize your error pages.
  4. Click Save.


Client Request Errors

404 Bad Request
401 Authorization Required
403 Forbidden
404 Not Found
405 Method Not Allowed
406 Not Acceptable (encoding)
407 Proxy Authentication Required
408 Request Timed Out
409 Conflicting Request
410 Gone
411 Content-Length Required
412 Precondition Failed
413 Request Entity Too Long
414 Request-URL Too Long
415 Unsupported Media Type


Server Errors

500 Internal Server Error
501 Not Implemented
502 Bad Gateway
503 Service Unavailable
504 Gateway Timeout
505 HTTP Version Not Supported

All About Custom Error Pages, Hostripples Web Hosting