If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the site visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave your site. A solution in cases like this is a function made available from some web hosting companies - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which shall have exactly the same style and design as your website and that can contain any images or text you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 popular errors that may occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You can set up customized error pages for each of your websites effortlessly if you use any of our Linux cloud hosting packages. This can be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom 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 include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated packages which we supply support custom error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to type in the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Needless to say, you have to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not need to employ this feature at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file has to have a specific line of code and a link for each and every error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.