i am a new member, and would like to create a forum with this web hosting
i would like to ask am i able to create my own 404 error page? Hope someone can answer my question.
I agree with Indi, but 301 is a redirect code and it should not be treated as an error code. Still, the advice from Indi is the way to go for errors in the 400 and 500 ranges.
And if you're having trouble getting the .htaccess file open for editing, if you're using FileZilla (or any other FTP program) just add .txt to the end of the filename (making it .htaccess.txt or anything other name ending in .txt) then open it in notepad and edit it. If you downloaded then edited it, upload it again and rename it .htaccess (without .txt) and if you edited it straight from FileZilla just rename it back.