To configure a custom error page, you must create a file called .htaccessThe name of the file is important. Ensure after you have uploaded the file that the file name is in fact .htaccess and not .htaccess.txt.
Using a text editor such as Windows Notepad or Mac’s Textmate, enter the following line in a new file:
Common error numbersHere are the common error numbers and what their meaning is so that you may tailor your error pages accordingly.
- 401: Authorization Required
A password protected area of the web site was accessed, but the correct user name and password were not provided.
- 403: Forbidden
The page is being blocked by the web server and the visitor is not allowed to see it.
- 404: Page Not Found
The page that the visitor was attempting to access does not exist. This is typically a broken link or an old web page that has since been removed.
- 500: Internal Server Error
There are a number of reasons for this error, however they are all due to an error within the web server where a script or application has crashed and the web server could not handle the error gracefully.