If you have looked at lots of sites, you've probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error may occur when the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the web server (Error 404). Receiving such messages can often be aggravating as the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting companies permit you to set your own error pages which will match the design of your own website and which can have any content that you want - information why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty remark. This kind of function can help you keep the visitor on the site no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all shared hosting package which we provide, so once you log in to the Hepsia CP and go to the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will show up, you can select the type of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache server page or a personalized one. For the latter option, you must assign the URL to the page, so if you use personalized pages, you have to upload the files in your web hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file placed in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The actual syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we supply support customized error pages and it will not take more than a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll need to type in the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them to your account before that. If you don't need to employ this feature at some point, you can disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file should contain a particular line of code plus a link for every error type and you may discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.