If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in this case is a feature made available from some web hosting companies - the option to set up your own custom error pages that shall have the exact same style and design as your Internet site and that can contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are four popular errors which may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your sites easily if you use any of our shared hosting plans. This can be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided 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 before you start and input the links to them during the process. This function could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to select from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web 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 contain 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 of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer support custom error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you will need to type in the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Of course, you need to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not need to use this feature at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you can also use an .htaccess file to enable the customized error pages. The file should have a specific line of code as well as 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.