If you have looked at many sites, you have probably come across some error message every now and then. An error can take place when the web server can't 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 a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the web server (Error 404). Encountering this sort of messages can often be aggravating because the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some hosting companies allow you to apply your own error pages which will match the layout of your own website and that may have any content which you want - information why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to proceed or even some amusing comment. This kind of feature will help you keep the visitor on the website irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to set custom error pages for your websites easily and quickly, since this function is a part of all our solutions. As soon as you have created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will be displayed, you will see drop-down options 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 tailor-made page. In case you choose the third option, you should just input the URL to the file you have uploaded then save the change. Another way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include several lines of code in it. If you don't have prior experience or if you're just unsure how to do this, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Adding your personal pages for each of the 4 error types to any web site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very easy and will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks. Once you upload the files to your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You could choose what page should display for each and every error type. Your choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. If you choose the abovementioned option, you must enter the link to every single page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page which will be shown in case a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. In case you’re more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file in order to set custom error pages too, as opposed to using our integrated generator instrument, and should you choose this option, the file has to be located in the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.