If you have browsed many Internet sites, you have probably come across some error message from time to time. An error may take place when the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not permitted to access some page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the web server (Error 404). Getting such messages can sometimes be irritating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages that'll match the design of your own Internet site and that may have any content that you want - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty remark. This type of function can help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all shared website hosting solutions that we offer, so when you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you can choose the type of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned option, you have to specify the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you should upload the files inside your hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Including your personal pages for each of the four error types to any web site hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very simple and won't take more than a few clicks. After you upload the files inside your account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can select what page should display for every error type. Your options are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom made pages. If you pick the abovementioned option, you need to type in the link to each and every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page that shows up when a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. In case you are more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file in order to set in-house developed error pages as well, as opposed to using our integrated generator software tool, and in case you choose this option, the file must be placed in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.