If a particular page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case 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 site, which can make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in such a case is a feature offered by some web hosting companies - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages that shall have the exact same layout as your Internet site and that may contain any text or images that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are four standard errors that could take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these cases, website visitors shall be able to see your personalized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for all of your sites easily when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting. This could be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This function can be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting that we supply support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll need to input the links to the custom-made files through very simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Keep in mind, you have to upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't want to employ this feature at some point, you can easily disable it just as quickly and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown when your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to allow the customized error pages. The file needs to have a specific line of code and a link for every single error type and you can discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.