If a certain page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A likely solution in such a case is a function offered by some hosting companies - the option to set your own personalized error pages that will have identical design as your Internet site and which could contain any text or images that you'd like depending on the particular error. There are four common errors which could occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some web 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 that you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You can set up customized error pages for any of your sites with ease when you use any of our shared web hosting plans. This could be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your personalized 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 function can be de-activated whenever you want 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 too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your pages for each of the 4 error types to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very easy and won't take more than a couple of clicks. As soon as you upload the files inside your account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You can select what page should display for every single error type. Your choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. If you select the aforementioned option, you will need to type the link to every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page that will be displayed when a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. If you are more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file so as to set in-house developed error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator instrument, and if you choose this option, the file must be located inside the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.