If a certain page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which can make the visitor leave the site. A potential solution in cases like this is a function made available from some web hosting providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which will have the same design and style as your Internet site and that could contain any images or text which you want based on the particular error. There are four standard errors that can occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a specific page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You can set up custom error pages for each of your Internet sites effortlessly when you use any of our shared website hosting plans. This can be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This feature can be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you will have to enter the links to the custom-made files using basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't need to employ this function at some point, you can deactivate it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the personalized error pages. The file has to include a particular line of code and a link for every single error type and you may discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.