If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or if 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 the website. A potential solution in such a case is a function made available from some website hosting companies - the ability to set up your own custom-made error pages which shall have exactly the same design as your site and that can contain any images or text you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 common errors which may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet 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 web 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've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these situations, visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for all of your sites easily if you use any of our cloud service. This can be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them during the process. This feature may be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply support custom error pages and it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to type in the links to the custom-made files through basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Of course, you have to upload them to your account before that. If you do not need to employ this function at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as fast and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom error pages. The file has to have a particular line of code plus a link for every error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.