If a certain page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that could make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some hosting providers - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages that will have identical layout as your Internet site and which can contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 popular errors that could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these cases, site visitors shall be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up customized error pages for any of your sites easily if you use any of our Linux website hosting. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them during the process. This function can be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Tailor-made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you may set custom error pages for any of them easily via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you are able to modify the default setting from a system page to a custom made one for each of the four error types. All you should do is supply a link to every file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you will be able to revert this customization whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you may use an .htaccess file too. It has to be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the internet site whose error pages you want to alter and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article for this matter.