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

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom made error pages for any of your sites with ease when you use any of our Linux web hosting. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them during the process. This function may be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply support customized error pages and it will not take more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll have to input the links to the custom-made files using basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Of course, you have to upload them in your account before that. If you don't want to employ this function at some point, you could deactivate it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the customized error pages. The file has to contain a specific line of code plus a link for each error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.