If you have checked out a lot of Internet sites, you have probably encountered some error message once in a while. An error could occur in case 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 aren't permitted to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the server (Error 404). Getting this type of messages can often be frustrating since the pages don't have anything in common with the actual site. That’s why some hosting providers allow you to apply your own error pages which will match the style of your own website and which may have any content that you want - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion what you can do or even some amusing remark. This kind of feature will help you keep the visitor on the site regardless of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You will be able to set up custom error pages for any of your sites without difficulty when you use any of our Linux shared hosting. This can be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This function can be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support custom made error pages, thus you'll be able to use this feature for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do this is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and then to type the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this individually for every error type. You will be able to switch back to a generic error page at any time if required and the change will take effect at once. A different way to get the same exact result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the Internet site which you would like to edit and to enter a few lines of code in it. If you want to try this method, you may copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you will not need any coding skills or prior experience.