If you have looked at loads of Internet sites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message once in a while. An error could occur if the website hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in in order to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which isn't on the website hosting server (Error 404). Receiving such messages could often be frustrating because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some hosting service providers allow you to apply your own error pages that will match the layout of your own website and which could have any content which you'd like - info why the error has taken place, a suggestion what you can do or even some humorous comment. This type of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud website hosting plans which we offer, so when you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you can choose the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the latter option, you need to assign the URL to the page, so if you use custom pages, you need to upload the files inside your hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file positioned inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The exact syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our Linux semi-dedicated packages support tailor-made error pages, so you'll be able to use this feature for each domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do that is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button related to the given domain/subdomain and then to type in the link to the custom-made file. You'll be able to do this individually for every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if necessary and the change shall take effect immediately. An alternative way to get the very same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site which you'd like to modify and to type in several lines of code in it. If you would like to try this method, you could copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you shall not need any programming skills or prior experience.