If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the website visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in this case is a function offered by some web hosting providers - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages that will have the exact same design and style as your Internet site and that can contain any text or images which you want based on the particular error. There are 4 common errors that could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your 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 a webpage, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these cases, visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

The custom error pages feature is available with every web hosting plan we offer and you shall be able to swap all the generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You will need to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a given domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can easily do this for every single site hosted inside the account separately, so that every group of custom made pages shall have identical style and design as the site it's part of. If necessary, you can always return back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. An alternate 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 haven't done this before, you can simply copy the required program code from our Help article about the subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply support customized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Keep in mind, you have to upload them to your account before that. If you do not need to employ this function at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom made error pages. The file should contain a specific line of code and a link for each and every error type and you may discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.