If you have browsed a lot of Internet sites, you have probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error may occur when the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access some page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the server (Error 404). Encountering such messages could sometimes be frustrating since the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some web hosting providers allow you to use your own error pages that'll match the layout of your own website and which may have any content that you'd like - info why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some funny comment. Such a feature can help you keep the visitor on the website no matter the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The function 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 may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will show up, you can pick the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache web server page or a custom 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 positioned in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each error type. The actual syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated service which we offer support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to type in the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Of course, you should upload them in your account before that. If you do not need to use this function at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as fast and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom made error pages. The file needs to include a specific line of code and a link for every error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.