If you have browsed loads of sites, you've probably come across some error message once in a while. An error can occur if the website hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which isn't on the website hosting server (Error 404). Encountering this kind of messages can often be frustrating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some web hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages that'll match the design of your own website and which can have any content which you'd like - information why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some funny comment. This kind of feature can help you keep the visitor on the site regardless of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

When you order a Linux shared website hosting service from our company, you shall be able to set customized error pages for your Internet sites quickly and easily, because this feature is a part of all of our plans. The moment 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. In the pop-up which will appear, you will see drop-down menus for all four kinds of errors and for each of them you may choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. Should you pick the third option, you should simply type the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. One other way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. If you don't have preceding experience or if you are just unsure how to do this, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support custom error pages, so you'll be able to employ this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to go to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and to type in the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this independently for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if needed and the change shall take effect straightaway. Another way to achieve the exact same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the website which you'd like to change and to type in a couple of lines of code within it. If you would like to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you shall not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.