If you have looked at loads of Internet sites, you have probably encountered some error message from time to time. An error could occur in case the web hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so that you can see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the server (Error 404). Receiving this type of messages can often be aggravating because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting providers allow you to set your own error pages that'll match the design of your own Internet site and that could have any content that you would like - info why the error has occurred, a suggestion how to handle it or even some witty remark. This kind of function shall help you keep the visitor on the site no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You can set up custom error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all shared web hosting package that we provide, so once you log in to the Hepsia CP and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will appear, you could select the sort of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a customized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you need to specify the URL to the page, so if you use custom pages, you must upload the files inside your website hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The correct 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 Servers

All of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide support customized error pages and it will not take more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web 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 through very simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Of course, you have to upload them to your account before that. If you do not want to use this function at some point, you can easily disable it just as easily and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you can also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom made error pages. The file should include a particular line of code plus a link for every single error type and you may discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.