If you have checked out lots of websites, you have probably encountered some error message now and again. An error may take place if the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so as to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access a page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages could often be irritating because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some website hosting companies permit you to use your own error pages that will match the design of your own website and which could have any content which you want - info why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some humorous remark. This type of function will help you keep the visitor on the site regardless of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to set up custom made error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all shared website hosting solutions which we offer, so as soon as you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and check out the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you can select the kind of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache web server page or a customized one. For the latter option, you must specify the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you should upload the files inside your web hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The correct syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our semi-dedicated hosting plans support tailor-made error pages, thus you'll be able to use this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button associated with the given domain/subdomain and then to type the link to the custom file. You can do this independently for every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if needed and the change will take effect at once. Another way to get the same exact result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder of the web site that you would like to change and to input a couple of lines of code inside it. If you want to try this method, you can copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, which means that you shall not need any coding skills or previous experience.