If you have browsed loads of sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message once in a while. An error can occur in case the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not able to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Encountering this type of messages may sometimes be frustrating as the pages don't have anything in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting service providers permit you to set your own error pages that will match the style of your own website and that can have any content that you'd like - info why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some funny remark. This sort of function can help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You can set up custom error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all web hosting plans which we offer, so as soon as you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel 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 appear, you could select the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a standard Apache server page or a personalized one. For the aforementioned option, you'll have to assign the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you must upload the files inside your web 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 actual syntax can be found 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 semi-dedicated servers which we offer support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you'll need to enter the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Needless to say, you need to upload them in your account before that. In case you don't need to employ this feature at some point, you can easily disable it just as fast and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable if your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to permit the personalized error pages. The file has to contain a specific line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you may discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.