If you have browsed lots of sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message once in a while. An error could occur when the website hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you must log in in order to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access some webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that is not on the server (Error 404). Receiving such messages can often be frustrating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting providers allow you to set your own error pages which will match the layout of your own website and that may have any content that you want - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some amusing remark. This type of function can help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You can set up custom made error pages for each of your sites easily when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting plans. This could be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Tailor-made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated servers support custom made error pages, so you will be able to use this feature for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do that is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the particular domain/subdomain and then to type in the link to the custom file. You could do this individually for each error type. You shall be able to switch back to a default error page at any time if required and the change shall take effect straightaway. An alternative way to achieve the exact same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the Internet site which you want to change and to type in several lines of program code within it. If you need to try this method, you can copy and paste the required code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you will not need any programming skills or previous experience.