If you have looked at many sites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error could occur in case the website hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the server (Error 404). Receiving this type of messages can often be irritating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some hosting service providers allow you to use your own error pages that will match the design of your own Internet site and that can have any content that you'd like - details why the error has appeared, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty remark. This type of function shall help you keep the visitor on the website whatever the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You can set up custom error pages for each of your Internet sites easily if you use any of our web hosting plans. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them during the process. This feature can be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our semi-dedicated hosting plans support customized error pages, so you shall be able to employ this feature for each domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do that is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button related to the specific domain/subdomain and to type the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this independently for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a generic error page whenever you want if needed and the change will take effect straightaway. A different way to achieve the same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the web site which you'd like to change and to type in several lines of program code inside it. If you would like to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you'll not need any coding skills or prior experience.