If a certain page on a website doesn't 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 will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that could make the visitor leave the site. A likely solution in this case is a function made available from some web hosting service providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which shall have the exact same style and design as your site and that can contain any text or images which you want depending on the particular error. There are four standard errors that could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these cases, website visitors will be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your Internet sites with ease if you use any of our shared hosting plans. This can be done via the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them during the process. This function may be de-activated at any time and the options you will be able to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Tailor-made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated plans which we offer support personalized error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to enter the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't need to use this feature at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as easily and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the customized error pages. The file needs to have a particular line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you may find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.