If you have browsed a lot of Internet sites, you've probably come across some error message every now and then. An error may occur in case the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't permitted to access some webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that isn't on the server (Error 404). Getting this type of messages can often be irritating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting companies allow you to set your own error pages which will match the design of your own Internet site and that could have any content which you'd like - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty comment. This sort of feature can help you keep the visitor on the website whatever the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

If you obtain a cloud website hosting from us, you shall be able to set customized error pages for your Internet sites quickly and easily, since this feature is a part of all our solutions. As soon as you have created the files and uploaded them to your website 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. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you will see drop-down menus for all four sorts of errors and for each one of them you could choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. If you choose the third option, you should just enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a couple of lines of code in it. If you do not have previous experience or if you are simply not sure how to do this, you could just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated servers that we provide support custom made error pages and it will not take more than a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to input the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Of course, you need to upload them in your account before that. In case you don't need to use this feature at some point, you could deactivate it just as easily and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to allow the custom error pages. The file needs to include a particular line of code as well as 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.