If you have browsed loads of Internet sites, you have probably come across some error message from time to time. An error could occur in case the hosting server can't process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in in order to see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you are not able to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which isn't on the server (Error 404). Encountering this sort of messages can sometimes be irritating because the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some web hosting service providers allow you to apply your own error pages that will match the layout of your own website and that may have any content that you'd like - info why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to handle it or even some funny comment. This type of function can help you keep the visitor on the site whatever the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all shared web hosting package that we offer, so when you log in to the Hepsia CP and check out the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will be displayed, you could pick the sort of error page which should appear - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache web server page or a customized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use customized pages, you should upload the files inside your website hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file placed inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The correct syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer support custom error pages and it shall not take more than several clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you will need to input the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them to your account before that. In case you do not want to use this feature at some point, you can disable it just as easily and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom error pages. The file needs to contain a particular line of code plus a link for each error type and you can easily discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.