If you have checked out a lot of Internet sites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error may occur if the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you must log in so as to see some content and you haven't 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 hosting server (Error 404). Encountering such messages may sometimes be irritating since the pages don't have anything in common with the actual Internet site. That’s why some hosting service providers allow you to use your own error pages that'll match the style of your own site and which may have any content which you'd like - information why the error has appeared, a suggestion how to handle it or even some funny comment. Such a feature will help you keep the visitor on the website whatever the error or the reason for it.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

If you get a Linux website hosting package from our company, you will be able to set personalized error pages for your websites easily and quickly, as this function is a part of all of our solutions. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will show up, you'll see drop-down menus for all four sorts of errors and for each one of them you may select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. If you choose the 3rd option, you should just input the URL to the file you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do that, you may just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.