If you have looked at a lot of sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message now and again. An error can take place when the web server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that isn't on the server (Error 404). Getting such messages can sometimes be irritating because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual site. That’s why some website hosting providers permit you to set your own error pages that'll match the style of your own site and which may have any content which you'd like - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some amusing remark. This kind of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

When you order a cloud web hosting from us, you shall be able to set custom error pages for your sites quickly and easily, since this feature is part of all our packages. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will be displayed, you will see drop-down menus for all 4 types of errors and for each one of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. In case you choose the 3rd option, you should only enter the URL to the file which you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience or if you are just unsure how to do this, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our semi-dedicated servers support custom made error pages, so you shall be able to use this function for each domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button associated with the specific domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You could do this independently for each error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if required and the change will take effect immediately. A different way to achieve the very same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site which you want to modify and to input a few lines of code inside it. If you need to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, which means that you shall not need any programming skills or previous experience.