If you have checked out a lot of websites, you've probably come across some error message from time to time. An error may take place if the web hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the web server (Error 404). Receiving this kind of messages can often be annoying because the pages have nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages that will match the style of your own Internet site and which may have any content that you'd like - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some humorous comment. Such a feature will help you keep the visitor on the website no matter the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

When you order a shared hosting plan from our company, you shall be able to set personalized error pages for your websites fast and easy, since this function is a part of all of our solutions. The moment you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will show up, you shall see drop-down menus for all four sorts of errors and for each of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. If you pick the 3rd option, you should simply type the URL to the file which you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a couple of lines of program code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you're simply unsure how to do that, you could just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your pages for each of the four error types to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very simple and shall not take more than a few clicks. As soon as you upload the files in your account, you could go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could pick what page should show up for every error type. The alternatives are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. In case you pick the abovementioned option, you will need to type the link to each page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page that will be displayed if a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. In case you’re more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to be able to set custom error pages too, rather than using our integrated generator instrument, and should you choose this option, the file must be located in the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.