If you have looked at many websites, you have probably encountered some error message every now and then. An error can occur in case the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Receiving such messages can sometimes be annoying as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some web hosting companies allow you to use your own error pages which will match the layout of your own Internet site and which could have any content that you want - details why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to handle it or even some funny comment. This type of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site no matter the error and the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you shall be able to set custom error pages for your Internet sites easily and quickly, as this feature is part of all of our packages. After you've created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each of them you may select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you choose the 3rd option, you should just enter the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. One other way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a couple of lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience or if you're simply not sure how to do that, you can simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.