If a certain page on a website doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which could make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in this case is a function offered by some web hosting providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages which shall have exactly the same style and design as your site and that can contain any images or text which you want based on the specific error. There are 4 popular errors that can occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the web 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 do not have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You can set up customized error pages for each of your sites effortlessly when you use any of our cloud website hosting plans. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account beforehand and enter the links to them during the process. This feature can 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. Custom error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated hosting plans which we offer support custom made error pages and it shall not take more than a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you will need to enter the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you need to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not want to employ this feature at some point, you can easily disable it just as quickly and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you could also use an .htaccess file to allow the custom made error pages. The file should have a specific line of code plus a link for every single error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.