If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the site visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A solution in this case is a feature made available from some web hosting providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages that shall have identical design as your Internet site and which can contain any text or images which you want based on the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which can occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

The customized error pages feature is available with every cloud website hosting plan we offer and you will be able to swap all the generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You will need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a given domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You may do this for each and every web site hosted in the account independently, so that each set of custom made pages shall have identical style and design as the site it is part of. If necessary, you may always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. A different way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have never done this before, you may simply copy the needed program code from our Help article on the subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Including your personal pages for any of the four error types to any website hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very simple and shall not take more than a few clicks. When you upload the files in your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You may pick what page should show up for each and every error type. The alternatives are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and custom made pages. Should you pick the aforementioned option, you need to enter the link to every single page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page which shows up if a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. In case you’re more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file in order to set custom made error pages too, as an alternative to using our integrated generator instrument, and should you select this option, the file needs to be placed inside the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.