If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave the website. A solution in this case is a feature made available from some website hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages that shall have exactly the same design as your Internet site and which may contain any images or text you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet 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 web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these situations, website visitors will be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your Internet sites easily if you use any of our Linux shared hosting. This could be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This feature could be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to select from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you could set custom error pages for each of them effortlessly using our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to edit the default setting from a system page to a custom one for any of the 4 error types. All you must do is provide a link to every single file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you will be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you could use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the internet site whose error pages you would want to alter and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article about this matter.