If you have browsed loads of sites, you've probably encountered some error message now and again. An error may take place in case the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the server (Error 404). Encountering such messages could sometimes be irritating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting providers allow you to use your own error pages that will match the design of your own website and that could have any content that you would like - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty comment. This kind of function will help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting service from us, you will be able to set customized error pages for your websites easily and quickly, since this feature is part of all of our solutions. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will appear, you'll see drop-down menus for all 4 sorts of errors and for each of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. Should you pick the 3rd option, you should only type the URL to the file you have uploaded then save the change. Another way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a couple of lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you're simply unsure how to do this, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated service support tailor-made error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this function for each domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do that is to go to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button associated with the particular domain/subdomain and to type in the link to the custom file. You could do this separately for each and every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if needed and the change shall take effect instantly. Another way to achieve the exact same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the Internet site which you would like to modify and to input a few lines of code inside it. If you need to try this method, you can copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you'll not need any coding skills or previous experience.