If you have browsed a lot of Internet sites, you have probably come across some error message every now and then. An error may occur in case the web server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not permitted to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the hosting server (Error 404). Receiving this type of messages can often be frustrating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting service providers permit you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own site and that may have any content that you'd like - information why the error has appeared, a suggestion what you can do or even some funny remark. Such a feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to set up custom error pages for each of your websites easily if you use any of our shared web hosting. This could be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to select from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your personal pages for any of the four error types to any web site hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very simple and will not take more than a few clicks. As soon as you upload the files inside your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You can choose what page should show up for every single error type. Your options are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and personalized pages. In case you pick the abovementioned option, you will need to type in the link to every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page which appears when a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to set in-house developed error pages as well, as opposed to using our integrated generator software tool, and should you select this option, the file has to be located inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.