If you have checked out many sites, you have probably encountered some error message now and again. An error could occur in case the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not permitted to access a page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the server (Error 404). Receiving this kind of messages can often be aggravating as the pages don't have anything in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some web hosting companies permit you to use your own error pages that will match the layout of your own Internet site and that may have any content that you would like - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some amusing comment. This sort of feature will help you keep the visitor on the site irrespective of the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

When you acquire a Linux shared hosting from us, you shall be able to set custom error pages for your sites easily, since this function is a part of all our plans. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. In case you pick the third option, you should simply enter the URL to the file which you have uploaded and save the change. Another way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you are simply not sure how to do this, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide support custom error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you need to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not need to use this feature at some point, you could disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to allow the personalized error pages. The file needs to include a specific line of code plus a link for every error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.