If you have checked out a lot of sites, you have probably encountered some error message every now and then. An error can occur if the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in in order to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that isn't on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages can sometimes be annoying as the pages don't have anything in common with the actual site. That’s why some website hosting companies permit you to apply your own error pages that will match the layout of your own Internet site and which could have any content which you want - info why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some humorous comment. This kind of feature can help you keep the visitor on the site regardless of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

When you obtain a Linux cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to set personalized error pages for your websites fast and easy, because this feature is part of all our plans. The moment you have created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to 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 show up, you will see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. If you select the 3rd option, you should only type the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. Another way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include several lines of program code in it. In case you don't have previous experience or if you are just not sure how to do that, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.