If a specific page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which could make the visitor leave your Internet site. A likely solution in cases like this is a function offered by some website hosting service providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that shall have exactly the same design and style as your site and that can contain any images or text which you want based on the specific error. There are four common errors which can take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, website visitors shall be able to see your personalized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud website hosting solutions that we provide, so once you log in to the Hepsia CP and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that will show up, you may select the sort of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the latter alternative, you need to specify the URL to the page, so when you use personalized pages, you should upload the files in your web hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file placed in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The correct syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we supply support custom error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll have to type in the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Needless to say, you have to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not need to employ this function at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as easily and pick 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 could also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom made error pages. The file needs to have a specific line of code and a link for each and every error type and you can find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.