If you have browsed lots of websites, you have probably encountered some error message every now and then. An error could occur in case the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that isn't on the server (Error 404). Encountering this kind of messages could often be frustrating because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some website hosting companies permit you to apply your own error pages that will match the design of your own Internet site and that could have any content that you'd like - information why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to proceed or even some funny comment. Such a function shall help you keep the visitor on the site no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for any of your websites easily if you use any of our cloud website hosting packages. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This function can be de-activated whenever you want and the options you'll be able to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Tailor-made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting support personalized error pages, so you'll be able to employ this function for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do this is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the given domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You could do this separately for each error type. You shall be able to switch back to a generic error page anytime if needed and the change shall take effect right away. An alternative way to get the same result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the Internet site which you would like to modify and to input several lines of program code in it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you'll not need any programming skills or prior experience.