If you have browsed loads of Internet sites, you have probably encountered some error message now and again. An error may take place if the hosting server cannot 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 some page (Error 403) or if a link leads to a file that is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Receiving such messages could sometimes be annoying because the pages have absolutely nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some website hosting companies allow you to apply your own error pages that will match the design of your own Internet site and that may have any content that you want - info why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to proceed or even some funny remark. This kind of function will help you keep the visitor on the website whatever the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared web hosting package from us, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your websites easily, as this function is part of all our packages. The moment you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will be displayed, you shall see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. If you pick the 3rd option, you should simply enter the URL to the file you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set customized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you're simply not sure how to do this, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.