If you have browsed a lot of websites, you've probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error could take place if the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which is not on the hosting server (Error 404). Receiving this sort of messages can often be annoying because the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some website hosting providers allow you to set your own error pages that will match the design of your own site and that can have any content that you want - information why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some witty remark. This kind of feature can help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all cloud hosting solutions which we provide, so once you log in to the Hepsia CP and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will be displayed, you can pick the kind of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache web server page or a customized one. For the aforementioned alternative, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you have to upload the files in your website hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file placed in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The precise syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you could set customized error pages for each of them effortlessly through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to change the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for each of the 4 error types. All you should do is supply a link to every single file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you will be able to revert this customization whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you want, you could use an .htaccess file as well. It should be created/uploaded within the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the website whose error pages you want to modify and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.