If you have looked at many Internet sites, you've probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error can occur if the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access some page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that is not on the web server (Error 404). Getting such messages may sometimes be frustrating as the pages have nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting providers permit you to use your own error pages that will match the layout of your own Internet site and which may have any content which you would like - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some humorous remark. This type of function can help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You shall be able to set up customized error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all shared web hosting plans that we offer, so once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel and check out the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you may choose the kind of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a customized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you have to upload the files inside your website hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file positioned inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each error type. The correct syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Including your pages for each of the four error types to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very easy and will not take more than a few clicks. After you upload the files inside your account, you can 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 navigation. You can choose what page should show up for every single error type. The choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom made pages. Should you select the abovementioned option, you must enter the link to each and every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page which shows up if a user encounters an error can be modified at any time. In case you’re more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to set custom error pages as well, instead of using our integrated generator software tool, and in case you pick this option, the file should be positioned inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.