If a certain page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in cases like this is a function offered by some hosting companies - the option to set up your own personalized error pages that will have identical design and style as your Internet site and that could contain any text or images that you would like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which could occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these situations, visitors shall be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom made error pages for each of your websites effortlessly if you use any of our cloud web hosting plans. This could be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them during the process. This function may be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. 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 are not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your own pages for any of the 4 error types to any Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very basic and shall not take more than a few clicks. As soon as you upload the files in your account, you can navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can select what page should appear for each and every error type. Your choices are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. If you select the last option, you will need to input the link to each page in your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page which shows up when a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. If you are more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to set personalized error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator instrument, and should you pick this option, the file needs to be placed in the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.