If you have checked out a lot of websites, you have probably come across some error message every now and then. An error can take place when the server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you have to log in so that you can see some content and you have not done so (Error 401), if you aren't permitted to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file which is not on the website hosting server (Error 404). Getting this kind of messages can sometimes be aggravating since the pages have nothing in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting service providers allow you to apply your own error pages that will match the design of your own site and which can have any content that you would like - information why the error has taken place, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty comment. This sort of feature shall help you keep the visitor on the website irrespective of the error and the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

When you order a Linux shared website hosting package from our company, you shall be able to set customized error pages for your Internet sites quickly and easily, because this function is part of all of our solutions. As soon as you have created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will be displayed, you'll see drop-down options menus for all 4 types of errors and for each one of them you could choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. If you select the 3rd option, you should only enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you are just unsure how to do that, you may just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.