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

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up customized error pages for any of your sites effortlessly if you use any of our shared website hosting. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them through the process. This function may be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Tailor-made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your personal pages for each of the four error types to any site hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very uncomplicated and won't take more than a few mouse clicks. When you upload the files inside your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can pick what page should display for every error type. The alternatives are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. In case you pick the abovementioned option, you need to enter the link to each and every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which will be shown if a user encounters an error can be modified whenever you want. In case you’re more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to set custom made error pages too, instead of using our integrated generator software tool, and in case you choose this option, the file needs to be located inside the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.