If you have looked at a lot of Internet sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error could take place if the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so as to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the web server (Error 404). Encountering this kind of messages could sometimes be frustrating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some hosting providers allow you to apply your own error pages that will match the design of your own website and which can have any content which you would like - info why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some witty comment. This sort of function can help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You can set up customized error pages for any of your websites easily if you use any of our shared web hosting. This can easily be done through the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them during the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to pick 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 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 could copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to set custom error pages for any of them easily using our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you could edit the default setting from a system page to a custom made one for each of the four error types. All you should do is supply a link to each and every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you shall be able to revert this change anytime and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you can use an .htaccess file as well. It has to be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the website whose error pages you intend to modify and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.