If you have browsed many Internet sites, you have probably come across some error message every now and then. An error could take place in case the server cannot 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 are not allowed to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the hosting server (Error 404). Receiving this kind of messages could sometimes be irritating because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some website hosting service providers permit you to set your own error pages that will match the design of your own website and which could have any content which you would like - details why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some witty remark. This sort of feature can help you keep the visitor on the website no matter the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You shall be able to set up custom error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud website hosting solutions which we provide, so after you log in to the Hepsia CP and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll appear, you could select the kind of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache server page or a custom one. For the last mentioned option, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you must upload the files inside your web hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file placed inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The actual syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our Linux semi-dedicated servers support personalized error pages, so you'll be able to employ this function for each and every domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do that is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click on the Edit button associated with the given domain/subdomain and then to type the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this independently for every error type. You will be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if needed and the change will take effect right away. An alternative way to achieve the same exact result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site which you would like to modify and to input several lines of program code inside it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you shall not need any programming skills or previous experience.