If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave the site. A solution in such a case is a function made available from some hosting service providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages that shall have the same design and style as your Internet site and which can contain any images or text that you would like based on the specific error. There are four standard errors which may occur 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 cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you haven't done this 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 doesn't exist. In any of these scenarios, website visitors shall be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

The customized error pages feature is available with each website hosting package which we offer and you will be able to substitute all the generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting CP. You shall need to produce the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You may do this for each website hosted inside the account separately, so that every group of customized pages will have the exact same layout as the Internet site it's part of. If required, you could always revert 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 haven't done this before, you can simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about the subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will have to type in the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them to your account before that. If you do not need to employ this function at some point, you could disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom made error pages. The file has to include a specific line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.