If you have checked out loads of sites, you have probably encountered some error message now and again. An error can occur in case the server can't process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so as to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not able to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which isn't on the web server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages can often be annoying because the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some website hosting providers allow you to use your own error pages that'll match the design of your own site and that can have any content which you want - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some humorous remark. This sort of function will help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error and the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
If you acquire a Linux shared hosting service from us, you'll be able to set personalized error pages for your sites quickly and easily, because this feature is a part of all of our plans. As soon as you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will be displayed, you shall see drop-down options menus for all four sorts of errors and for each of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. In case you choose the third option, you should just type the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. A different way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include several lines of program code in it. In case you don't have preceding experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do this, you can just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide support tailor-made error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to enter the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Of course, you have to upload them to your account before that. If you do not need to employ this feature at some point, you can disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom made error pages. The file should include a particular line of code and a link for each and every error type and you can easily discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.