If you have looked at a lot of sites, you have probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error may occur when the web server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so as to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not able to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages can often be irritating because the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some website hosting providers permit you to set your own error pages that'll match the style of your own website and that could have any content which you'd like - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some humorous comment. This type of feature can help you keep the visitor on the website regardless of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all shared hosting solutions that we provide, so after you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will show up, you could choose the kind of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache server page or a personalized one. For the aforementioned option, you need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you have to upload the files in your website hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The correct syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide support personalized error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will have to type in the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you must upload them in your account before that. If you do not need to use this function at some point, you can deactivate it just as quickly and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you can also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom error pages. The file should include a particular 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.