If you have checked out many Internet sites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error may take place if the website hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not able to access a page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Getting this type of messages may often be annoying as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some web hosting companies permit you to apply your own error pages which will match the design of your own website and that may have any content that you would like - information why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some witty remark. Such a feature can help you keep the visitor on the website whatever the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

If you obtain a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to set custom error pages for your websites easily, since this function is part of all our packages. Once you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will show up, you will see drop-down options menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. If you pick the 3rd option, you should only enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. A different way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of program code in it. If you do not have preceding experience or if you are simply unsure how to do that, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Adding your pages for any of the 4 error types to any Internet site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really basic and shall not take more than a few clicks. After you upload the files inside your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could choose what page should display for each and every error type. Your choices are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. If you pick the last option, you will need to type the link to every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page that will be shown when a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. If you're more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file to be able to set custom error pages as well, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software instrument, and should you choose this option, the file should be positioned in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.