If you have browsed loads of sites, you've probably come across some error message every now and then. An error could occur when the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so as to 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 which is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting this type of messages may often be frustrating since the pages have nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting companies permit you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own Internet site and which can have any content that you would like - information why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to proceed or even some humorous remark. This sort of function shall help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for any of your Internet sites without difficulty if you use any of our website hosting. This can be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This function may be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your own pages for any of the four error types to any web site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very simple and shall not take more than several clicks. After you upload the files in your account, you could check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You could select what page should display for every single error type. Your choices are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. If you choose the last option, you must enter the link to each page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which shows up when a user encounters an error can be changed at any time. If you're more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to be able to set custom error pages as well, instead of using our integrated generator software tool, and if you pick this option, the file has to be positioned inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.