If you have browsed a lot of websites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message now and again. An error could occur when the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so as to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting such messages may sometimes be annoying as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages which will match the design of your own website and which can have any content which you want - details why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to handle it or even some witty remark. This type of function can help you keep the visitor on the website no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

When you purchase a website hosting from our company, you will be able to set custom error pages for your Internet sites fast and easy, as this function is part of all our solutions. As soon as you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will appear, you'll see drop-down options menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you could choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. Should you choose the third option, you should simply enter the URL to the file that you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you're simply not sure how to do that, you could simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide support customized error pages and it shall not take more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Of course, you have to upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't need to use this function at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as fast and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom made error pages. The file needs to have a particular line of code plus a link for every error type and you may find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.