If you have browsed many sites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error could occur if the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so as to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't permitted to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting such messages may sometimes be aggravating since the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some website hosting service providers allow you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own website and which could have any content that you'd like - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some humorous remark. This kind of function shall help you keep the visitor on the website regardless of the error and the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to set up custom made error pages for all of your websites effortlessly when you use any of our Linux shared website hosting. This can be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This function can be de-activated anytime and the options you'll be able to select from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of our semi-dedicated hosting services support personalized error pages, thus you'll be able to use this feature for each domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do this is to navigate to 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 can do this separately for each and every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if needed and the change will take effect right away. An alternative way to achieve the very same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site which you want to modify and to input several lines of code in it. If you want to try this method, you may copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, which means that you won't need any programming skills or previous experience.