If you have browsed a lot of websites, you've probably come across some error message every now and then. An error could take place if the web hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't allowed to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Receiving this kind of messages could often be annoying because the pages don't have anything in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some website hosting service providers permit you to set your own error pages that will match the layout of your own Internet site and that may have any content which you want - information why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to handle it or even some amusing comment. This type of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the website regardless of the error and the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to set up customized error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all shared hosting
package that we offer, so as soon as you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will be displayed, you can select the type of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned option, you have to assign the URL to the page, so if you use custom pages, you must upload the files inside your website hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file placed in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we offer support personalized error pages and it will not take more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll need to type in the links to the custom-made files via very simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Of course, you must upload them inside your account before that. If you do not want to use 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 shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you may also use an .htaccess file to permit the personalized error pages. The file needs to contain a particular line of code as well as a link for each error type and you can find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.