If you have checked out many sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message now and again. An error could take place if the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not permitted to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that isn't on the server (Error 404). Encountering this sort of messages may sometimes be irritating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting service providers permit you to apply your own error pages that will match the design of your own site and which could have any content that you want - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some humorous remark. This sort of function will help you keep the visitor on the website regardless of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

When you acquire a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to set personalized error pages for your websites easily and quickly, since this feature is part of all our plans. Once you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will show up, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. If you select the 3rd option, you should only type the URL to the file you have uploaded and save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you're just not sure how to do this, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you could set custom made error pages for any of them effortlessly through our in-house made Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to change the default setting from a system page to a customized one for each of the 4 error types. All you need to do is provide a link to each file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you'll be able to revert this customization whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you want, you could use an .htaccess file too. It has to be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site whose error pages you intend to modify and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.