If you have browsed a lot of sites, you've probably encountered some error message once in a while. An error could take place when the web hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the server (Error 404). Receiving such messages could sometimes be annoying since the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages which will match the style of your own website and which may have any content that you would like - info why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to handle it or even some amusing comment. This kind of function shall help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom made error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all web hosting plans which we provide, so when you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you could pick the kind of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you must specify the URL to the page, so when you use personalized pages, you need to upload the files inside your Internet hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The exact syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service which we offer support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to enter the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you should upload them to your account before that. If you do not want to employ this function at some point, you can disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom error pages. The file needs to contain a particular line of code and a link for each error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.