If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which may make the visitor leave the website. A possible solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own custom-made error pages that shall have exactly the same design as your Internet site and which may contain any text or images which you want based on the specific error. There are 4 common errors which may occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web 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 have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these cases, visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for any of your websites easily when you use any of our shared website hosting. This could be done through the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you'll be able to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your personal pages for any of the 4 error types to any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very easy and shall not take more than a few clicks. As soon as you upload the files in your account, you could check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You may select what page should appear for each and every error type. Your options are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and custom made pages. Should you pick the aforementioned option, you need to type the link to each and every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page that shows up if a user encounters an error can be modified whenever you want. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file so as to set in-house developed error pages too, rather than using our integrated generator instrument, and should you choose this option, the file needs to be positioned inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.