If you have looked at lots of websites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error may occur in case the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you must log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which isn't on the server (Error 404). Getting such messages may often be frustrating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting companies allow you to set your own error pages that will match the style of your own site and that may have any content that you would like - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to proceed or even some witty comment. This type of feature will help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error or the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting
You will be able to set up customized error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all web hosting plans that we offer, so when you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and check out the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will be displayed, you could select the type of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache server page or a custom one. For the aforementioned alternative, you must assign the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you need to upload the files inside your website hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Incorporating your personal pages for any of the 4 error types to any web site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very easy and shall not take more than several clicks. Once you upload the files in your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You can choose what page should show up for every error type. Your choices are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. Should you choose the aforementioned option, you need to type in the link to every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which will appear if a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. If you're more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to set personalized error pages as well, instead of using our integrated generator software instrument, and should you pick this option, the file has to be placed inside the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.