If you have checked out a lot of websites, you've probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error could occur in case the website hosting server can't 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 aren't able to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which isn't on the web server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages may sometimes be aggravating since the pages have nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some hosting service providers allow you to set your own error pages that'll match the layout of your own website and which can have any content which you want - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some humorous comment. Such a feature will help you keep the visitor on the website irrespective of the error or the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Hosting
You'll be able to set up custom error pages for each of your sites with ease if you use any of our hosting
. This could be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them during the process. This function can be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Personalized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of our semi-dedicated servers
support custom error pages, thus you'll be able to use this function for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do that is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button associated with the given domain/subdomain and to type the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this individually for each error type. You shall 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 exact same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the web site that you would like to edit and to type in a couple of lines of program code within it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you shall not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.