If you have looked at loads of Internet sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error can take place when the web server can't 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 able to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which isn't on the website hosting server (Error 404). Encountering such messages could sometimes be irritating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting service providers allow you to set your own error pages which will match the style of your own Internet site and that can have any content which you would like - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some witty remark. This sort of function shall help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all shared website hosting package which we provide, so as soon as you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll show up, you may pick the kind of error page which should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache server page or a customized one. For the aforementioned option, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use personalized pages, you have to upload the files inside your web hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file placed inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The actual syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages support tailor-made error pages, so you shall be able to use this feature for every single domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do this is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the particular domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You are able to do this individually for each error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if necessary and the change shall take effect straightaway. A different way to achieve the very same result is to place an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the website that you'd like to modify and to enter a few lines of code in it. If you'd like to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you'll not need any coding skills or prior experience.