Whenever visitors to your web site experience an error, they see an error page. This article describes how to use cPanel to create custom error pages for your web site.
Visitors to your web site see an error page whenever an error occurs. For example, if users enter an incorrect URL or are not authorized to access specific directories, they see an error page. Companies often customize error pages by branding them with a corporate image and a link to their home page.
To create or modify a custom error page, follow these steps:
If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the ADVANCED section of the cPanel home page, click Error Pages:
Type the HTML that you want to use in the error page. You can use the links above the editor to insert variables into your code for dynamic content. For example, the following HTML code demonstrates how to use a variable in a custom error page:
<h1>404 Not Found</h1> <p>The requested page, <!--#echo var="REQUEST_URI" -->, is not available.</p>
When you create a custom error page, cPanel creates a file with the filename format error_number.shtml in the document root of the domain. You can use the cPanel File Manager to delete this file. To do this, follow these steps:
If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the FILES section of the cPanel home page, click File Manager:
For more information about HTTP return codes, please visit https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/HTTP+Error+Codes+and+Quick+Fixes.
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