If you have checked out many websites, you have probably encountered some error message every now and then. An error may occur in case the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in in order to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Encountering such messages could sometimes be frustrating since the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting providers permit you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own Internet site and which could have any content that you want - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to proceed or even some humorous comment. This sort of function will help you keep the visitor on the website irrespective of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for each of your sites with ease when you use any of our shared web hosting. This could be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This function may be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to select from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support custom error pages, so you will be able to employ this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do that is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click on the Edit button linked to the particular domain/subdomain and then to type in the link to the custom file. You could do this individually for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page at any time if required and the change will take effect straightaway. Another way to get the exact same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the website that you would like to modify and to input a few lines of program code within it. If you want to try this method, you could copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you will not need any programming skills or previous experience.