If you have looked at loads of Internet sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error may take place in case the web hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so as to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not permitted to access a page (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the server (Error 404). Getting this sort of messages can sometimes be aggravating as the pages don't have anything in common with the actual website. That’s why some web hosting companies permit you to use your own error pages that will match the layout of your own site and that can have any content that you would like - info why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some amusing comment. This kind of function shall help you keep the visitor on the website no matter the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you obtain a shared hosting package from us, you will be able to set custom made error pages for your Internet sites easily and quickly, since this function is part of all of our packages. Once you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you will see drop-down menus for all four types of errors and for each of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. If you pick the third option, you should just 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 couple of lines of program code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you are simply not sure how to do this, you may simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of our semi-dedicated hosting support custom error pages, thus you'll be able to employ this feature for each and every domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do that is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and then to enter the link to the custom-made file. You'll be able to do this separately for every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if required and the change shall take effect immediately. Another way to get the same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the website which you want to modify and to input a couple of lines of program code within it. If you want to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, thus you will not need any programming skills or prior experience.