If you have looked at lots of websites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error may take place when the website hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so as to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access a webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file which is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Encountering this sort of messages can often be frustrating because the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting service providers permit you to set your own error pages which will match the design of your own website and that could have any content that you want - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to proceed or even some witty comment. This type of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all website hosting plans that we provide, so once you log in to your Hepsia CP and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you may select the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you need to specify the URL to the page, so if you use custom made pages, you should upload the files in your web hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file placed inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The exact syntax can be seen 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 Hosting

All of the semi-dedicated services that we provide support custom made error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to type in the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Of course, you should upload them to your account before that. If you don't want to employ this function 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 shown when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom error pages. The file should contain a specific line of code and 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.