If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which may make the visitor leave your site. A solution in this case is a function made available from some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own customized error pages that will have the exact same design as your website and which may contain any images or text you want depending on the specific error. There are 4 popular errors that could occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these cases, website visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to set up custom made error pages for all of your sites easily if you use any of our Linux shared web hosting. This could be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them through the process. This feature can be de-activated anytime and the options you'll be able to select from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Customized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. 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 may copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer support tailor-made error pages and it shall not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll need to input the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them to your account before that. If you don't want to employ this feature at some point, you can deactivate it just as quickly and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to allow the custom made error pages. The file has to contain a particular line of code and 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.