If you have looked at lots of sites, you have probably come across some error message from time to time. An error could occur in case the website hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so as to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't permitted to access a page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that isn't on the web server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages may sometimes be annoying because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages which will match the design of your own site and that may have any content which you'd like - info why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some humorous remark. This kind of function will help you keep the visitor on the website regardless of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You shall be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all website hosting solutions which we provide, so after you log in to the Hepsia CP and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will be displayed, you can pick the type of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned option, you must assign the URL to the page, so if you use personalized pages, you need to upload the files inside your web hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every 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

All Linux semi-dedicated servers which we provide support personalized error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll have to input the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them to your account before that. If you don't want to employ this function at some point, you can easily disable it just as quickly and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown if your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to allow the personalized error pages. The file should contain a particular line of code plus a link for every single error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.