Have you ever wanted to replace your boring “404 Error: File Not Found” page with something awesome like a picture of a Jedi saying, “These are not the pages you are looking for”? Apache HTTP Server has a built-in error document replacement system, and cPanel provides an easy graphical interface to replace boring Apache error codes with your own masterpieces.
To change your error pages in Cpanel, follow these simple instructions:
1. Login to cPanel and find the “Advanced” section at the bottom.
2. Click the “Error Pages” button
3. Choose the domain you want to manage (If you only have one, skip to step 4)
4. Click on the error page you want to change
5. Enter the HTML code for your error page
Tip: If you want to use a different HTML editor, you can paste the code into the box after you are finished editing.
6. Enter any tags you want to insert. These will be replaced with the information the button specifies.
7. When you are finished, click “Save”.
Any error pages you use will be valid throughout your entire site and will override any standard error pages, including those used by your web hosting provider. Some of them, like 404 Not Found and 500 Internal Server Error, are more common than others. Therefore, you should probably only spend time on errors pages that are likely to get hits.
Apache uses .htaccess files to determine what the error pages will be. If you prefer to use this manual method rather than cPanel’s, you can follow these instructions to get started.