If you have checked out lots of websites, you've probably stumbled upon some error message every now and then. An error could take place in case the hosting server cannot process a request (Error 400), if you need to log in so as to see some content and you haven't done so (Error 401), if you aren't able to access a webpage (Error 403) or when a link leads to a file that is not on the web server (Error 404). Encountering this kind of messages can often be annoying since the pages don't have anything in common with the actual site. That’s why some web hosting service providers allow you to set your own error pages that'll match the design of your own website and which could have any content which you want - details why the error has occurred, a suggestion what you can do or even some witty comment. This sort of feature can help you keep the visitor on the website whatever the error or the reason for it.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared plan from us, you shall be able to set personalized error pages for your sites easily and quickly, because this function is a part of all our plans. 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 CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will appear, you shall see drop-down menus for all 4 sorts of errors and for each of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. Should you choose the 3rd option, you should just input the URL to the file that you have uploaded and save the change. Another way to set custom error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you are just not sure how to do this, you can simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.