If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in cases like this is a function offered by some web hosting providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages which will have the same design as your website and which may contain any images or text that you'd like depending on the specific error. There are four common errors that can take place 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, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, website visitors shall be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

The personalized error pages feature is available with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you shall be able to substitute all generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You could do this for every single site hosted inside the account individually, so that each set of customized pages shall have the same design and style as the site it is part of. If necessary, you can always revert back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. One other way to set customized 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 can simply copy the required code from our Help article on this subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated services support custom made error pages, so you'll be able to employ this feature for every single domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do that is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the particular domain/subdomain and then to type the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this independently for each and every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page anytime if required and the change will take effect at once. A different way to achieve the same result is to set an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the web site that you'd like to modify and to input several lines of code within it. If you would like to try this method, you can copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, which means that you shall not need any programming skills or prior experience.