If you have looked at lots of websites, you have probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error may occur when the website 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 aren't able to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Getting this sort of messages may sometimes be irritating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some hosting providers allow you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own Internet site and which could have any content that you'd like - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some amusing comment. Such a feature shall help you keep the visitor on the website regardless of the error or the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
When you obtain a Linux shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to set customized error pages for your sites quickly and easily, since this feature is a part of all our plans. The moment you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will be displayed, you will see drop-down menus for all four types of errors and for each of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. Should you pick the 3rd option, you should simply input the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you are just uncertain how to do that, you could simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer support custom made error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you will have to enter the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Keep in mind, you need to 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 fast and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom made error pages. The file needs to contain a specific line of code and a link for every single error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.