If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with some 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 solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some web hosting service providers - the option to set your own custom-made error pages that will have identical style and design as your website and which could contain any text or images that you would like depending on the specific error. There are four common errors that can occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these situations, visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

The custom error pages function is available with each and every cloud hosting package deal we offer and you will be able to replace all of the generic pages with your own with no more than several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting CP. You will have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can easily do this for every single Internet site hosted inside the account individually, so that every group of personalized pages shall have the exact same design and style as the website it is part of. If required, you can always return back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. Another way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you never done this before, you can simply copy the needed program code from our Help article on this subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer support customized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll need to enter the links to the custom-made files through very simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Of course, you must upload them inside your account before that. If you do not need to use this feature at some point, you can deactivate it just as quickly and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom made error pages. The file has to contain a specific line of code and a link for every error type and you may find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.