If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which may make the visitor leave the website. A solution in cases like this is a function made available from some web hosting service providers - the option to set up your own customized error pages which shall have the same design as your Internet site and which may contain any text or images which you want depending on the particular error. There are four common errors which can take place and they involve these particular 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 haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these scenarios, website visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

The personalized error pages function is offered with every shared website hosting plan which we offer and you'll be able to swap all the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You shall have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You may do this for every single Internet site hosted in the account individually, so that each group of custom made pages will have the exact same design and style as the website it is part of. If required, you may always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. Another way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you never done this before, you may simply copy the necessary code from our Help article on this subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Including your pages for any of the 4 error types to any site hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very uncomplicated and shall not take more than several clicks. After you upload the files to your account, you can navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can choose what page should show up for every single error type. The options are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. If you select the abovementioned option, you will need to enter the link to each page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which will be displayed in case a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. If you are more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file in order to set tailor-made error pages as well, as opposed to using our integrated generator software instrument, and in case you select this option, the file needs to be located in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.