If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages which shall have identical layout as your website and that can contain any images or text that you would like dependent upon the particular error. There are four standard errors which may take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

The personalized error pages feature is available with every shared website hosting plan which we offer and you will be able to substitute the generic pages with your own with no more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You will need to produce the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You may do this for every web site hosted inside the account separately, so that every set of customized pages will have the very same design as the site it is part of. When necessary, you can always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. An alternate way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you never done this before, you could simply copy the needed code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you could set custom error pages for any of them with ease using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you could edit the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for any of the 4 error types. All you have to do is provide a link to every single file you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you'll be able to revert this change anytime and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you could use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder linked to the website whose error pages you would like to alter and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.