If you have checked out lots of sites, you've probably come across some error message once in a while. An error could occur when the web server can't process a request (Error 400), if you must log in to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you are not allowed to access some webpage (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that isn't on the hosting server (Error 404). Getting this type of messages can often be annoying since the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some website hosting providers permit you to apply your own error pages that'll match the design of your own website and which can have any content which you want - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion how to handle it or even some amusing remark. Such a function can help you keep the visitor on the website irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

If you acquire a shared website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your Internet sites fast and easy, because this feature is part of all of our solutions. 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 Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 types of errors and for each of them you may pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. In case you choose the third option, you should just input the URL to the file which you have uploaded and save the change. Another way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. In case you don't have preceding experience or if you're simply unsure how to do that, you could simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.