If you have checked out a lot of sites, you've probably encountered some error message now and again. An error may occur when the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need 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 that is not on the hosting server (Error 404). Receiving such messages may often be annoying because the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some website hosting service providers permit you to use your own error pages that'll match the design of your own website and that may have any content that you'd like - info why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some funny comment. Such a feature can help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error or the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
You can set up customized error pages for any of your sites without difficulty when you use any of our shared hosting service. This can easily be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
Adding your own pages for any of the 4 error types to any website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very uncomplicated and won't take more than a few mouse clicks. When you upload the files to your account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could select what page should show up for every single error type. The options are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and personalized pages. Should you pick the last option, you have to type the link to every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page that appears in case a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to be able to set in-house developed error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator software instrument, and should you choose this option, the file should be located in the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.