If you have checked out many sites, you've probably encountered some error message every now and then. An error can take place when the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in in order to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the hosting server (Error 404). Getting this sort of messages can often be aggravating since the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting service providers allow you to set your own error pages which will match the layout of your own website and which may have any content that you would like - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some witty remark. This kind of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

If you acquire a web hosting plan from us, you shall be able to set personalized error pages for your websites easily, as this feature is a part of all our plans. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will show up, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 sorts of errors and for each of them you may select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you select the third option, you should simply enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. One other way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include several lines of program code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you're just uncertain how to do this, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set custom error pages for each of them with ease using our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to edit the default setting from a system page to a customized one for any of the 4 error types. All you should do is provide a link to each file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you will be able to revert this modification anytime and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you can use an .htaccess file as well. It has to be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder related to the website whose error pages you would want to alter and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.