If you have checked out lots of Internet sites, you've probably come across some error message from time to time. An error could take place in case the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the hosting server (Error 404). Encountering such messages can often be aggravating as the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting companies allow you to set your own error pages that'll match the design of your own site and that could have any content that you'd like - details why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some humorous comment. This sort 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 Website Hosting
The personalized error pages function is available with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to substitute all generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall have to produce the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can do this for each site hosted inside the account separately, so that each group of customized pages shall have the very same layout as the website it is part of. If needed, you could always go back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. An alternate way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you may simply copy the needed code from our Help article about this.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers support custom error pages, thus you'll be able to use this function for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do this is to visit the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button linked to the specific domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You are able to do this independently for each error type. You will be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if needed and the change will take effect instantly. An alternative way to achieve the same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the Internet site which you'd like to edit and to input a couple of lines of program code within it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you'll not need any programming skills or prior experience.