If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some hosting companies - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages which will have the same design and style as your website and that can contain any text or images that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 standard errors which may take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a specific page; and 404, when a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

The customized error pages function is available with each cloud web hosting package which we offer and you shall be able to substitute all generic pages with your own with no more than several 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 given domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can do this for every single site hosted inside the account individually, so that each set of customized pages shall have the same layout as the website it's part of. If needed, you can always go back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. One other way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you could simply copy the needed program code from our Help article on this subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers support personalized error pages, thus you'll be able to use this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do that is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the given domain/subdomain and to input the link to the custom-made file. You could do this independently for each error type. You will be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if necessary and the change will take effect at once. A different way to get the exact same result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the web site that you'd like to edit and to type in a few lines of code inside it. If you want to try this method, you may copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you will not need any programming skills or previous experience.