If you have checked out a lot of sites, you've probably come across some error message every now and then. An error can take place if the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in in order to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the web server (Error 404). Encountering this kind of messages could often be frustrating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some hosting service providers allow you to use your own error pages which will match the design of your own site and which may have any content that you would like - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some humorous comment. This type of function will help you keep the visitor on the site regardless of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting package from us, you will be able to set custom error pages for your Internet sites easily and quickly, as this function is part of all of our packages. As soon as you've created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you shall see drop-down menus for all 4 types of errors and for each of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. Should you pick the 3rd option, you should only input the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside 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 just uncertain how to do that, you may simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages which we offer support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than several clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll have to type in the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Of course, you should upload them in your account before that. If you do not want to use this function at some point, you will be able to disable it just as quickly and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you may also use an .htaccess file to permit the personalized error pages. The file should have a particular line of code as well as a link for each error type and you may find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.