If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which may make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in such a case is a function made available from some website hosting service providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages which shall have the exact same style and design as your site and that can contain any images or text that you'd like based on the particular error. There are 4 common errors that could 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 cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

The custom error pages function is offered with every single cloud website hosting package deal that we offer and you shall be able to substitute all the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You will have to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can do this for every site hosted in the account individually, so that each group of custom pages shall have the exact same layout as the site it is part of. If needed, you can always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. Another way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you could simply copy the necessary program 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 personalized error pages and it will not take more than several clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you will need to enter the links to the custom-made files using basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Needless to say, you should upload them in your account before that. If you don't want to use this function at some point, you can disable 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'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the personalized error pages. The file has to include a particular line of code as well as a link for every error type and you can discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.