If you have looked at a lot of sites, you have probably come across some error message once in a while. An error could take place if the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so as to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Encountering such messages could sometimes be irritating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some hosting companies allow you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own Internet site and which could have any content that you want - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some amusing remark. Such a feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site regardless of the error and the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you could set customized error pages for each of them easily via our in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you could edit the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for each of the four error types. All you must do is provide a link to each file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you will be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you may use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded within the domain or subdomain folder linked to the site whose error pages you would want to alter and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.