If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A likely solution in cases like this is a function made available from some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own custom error pages which will have the same design and style as your website and which could contain any images or text you want depending on the particular error. There are 4 standard errors that may take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet 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 page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

The personalized error pages feature is offered with every single web hosting package deal which we offer and you'll be able to replace the generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. 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 via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can do this for every Internet site hosted in the account separately, so that every group of custom pages will have the exact same design and style as the site it's part of. When necessary, you could always return back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you can simply copy the needed code from our Help article on the subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer support custom error pages and it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to input the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them in your account before that. If you don't want to employ this function at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as easily and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to allow the custom made error pages. The file has to include a specific line of code as well as a link for each error type and you may find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.