If you have checked out lots of sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error can take place when the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't permitted to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the server (Error 404). Encountering such messages could often be annoying because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting companies allow you to apply your own error pages that will match the design of your own Internet site and that may have any content that you want - info why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some funny remark. This type of feature can help you keep the visitor on the website no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

When you buy a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to set customized error pages for your sites easily and quickly, since this function is a part of all our packages. The moment you have 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 specific domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you will see drop-down options menus for all 4 types of errors and for each of them you may choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. If you choose the third option, you should only enter the URL to the file that you have uploaded then save the change. Another way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience or if you're just not sure how to do this, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your pages for each of the four error types to any web site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very easy and shall not take more than a few mouse clicks. When you upload the files inside your account, you could check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You may pick what page should appear for each and every error type. The alternatives are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. Should you select the last option, you must type in the link to every single page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page that will be displayed when a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. If you are more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file to set in-house made error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator software instrument, and in case you pick this option, the file must be placed inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.