If you have browsed lots of Internet sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error could take place if the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in in order to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that is not on the web server (Error 404). Encountering this kind of messages could often be annoying because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual site. That’s why some hosting service providers permit you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own Internet site and that can have any content which you would like - details why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some amusing remark. This sort of function will help you keep the visitor on the site no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you order a Linux shared hosting from us, you'll be able to set custom made error pages for your sites fast and easy, as this function is part of all of our solutions. As soon as you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will appear, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. If you pick the third option, you should just enter the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. A different way to set custom error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do that, you can just 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 tailor-made error pages and it shall not take more than several clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will have to enter the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Of course, you need to upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't need to use this function at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as quickly and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom error pages. The file needs to contain a particular line of code as well as a link for each error type and you can find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.