If you have browsed many sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error can occur in case the web hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access some page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that isn't on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting such messages can sometimes be frustrating 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 that will match the style of your own website and that can have any content which you'd like - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty remark. This sort of feature will help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up customized error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud website hosting plans that we offer, so when you log in to your Hepsia CP and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll appear, you could select the sort of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache server page or a custom one. For the last mentioned alternative, you need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you must upload the files in your Internet hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file placed in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers support personalized error pages, so you will be able to use this function for each 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 associated with the particular domain/subdomain and then to type in the link to the custom-made file. You could do this independently for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page whenever you want if required and the change will take effect at once. An alternative way to achieve the same exact result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder of the web site that you want to change and to input several lines of program code within it. If you would like to try this method, you can copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you'll not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.