If you have browsed lots of sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message from time to time. An error could take place when the web hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you must log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Receiving such messages can often be aggravating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some hosting service providers allow you to apply your own error pages that'll match the layout of your own Internet site and which could have any content that you would like - details why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some funny comment. This sort of function shall help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you obtain a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will be able to set custom error pages for your websites quickly and easily, since this feature is a part of all our solutions. Once you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will be displayed, you'll see drop-down options menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. In case you select the third option, you should simply type the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. Another way to set custom error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. In case you don't have preceding experience or if you are just unsure how to do this, you could just 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 that we offer support custom made error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll have to type in the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them inside your account before that. If you don't need to employ this feature at some point, you could deactivate it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the personalized error pages. The file should have a specific line of code plus a link for every single error type and you can easily discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.