If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages that shall have identical design as your Internet site and which may contain any text or images you want dependent upon the specific error. There are four popular errors that could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a specific page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In any of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

The personalized error pages feature is available with each shared web hosting plan we offer and you will be able to replace the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting CP. You will need to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a given domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You could do this for each and every web site hosted inside the account independently, so that each group of customized pages will have the exact same design and style as the site it is part of. When necessary, you may always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. A different way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have never done this before, you could simply copy the necessary code from our Help article on the subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Including your own pages for each of the 4 error types to any website hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really simple and shall not take more than a few clicks. When you upload the files inside your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could choose what page should appear for every single error type. The alternatives are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. Should you pick the last option, you must input the link to every single page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page that appears when a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. In case you’re more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to be able to set in-house developed error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator software instrument, and should you pick this option, the file should be located inside the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.