If a specific page on a website doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor will 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 website. A likely solution in such a case is a function offered by some website hosting providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that will have exactly the same style and design as your Internet site and that can contain any images or text that you'd like depending on the particular error. There are four standard errors which could 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, in case you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a particular page; and 404, when a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these scenarios, visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You can set up customized error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting solutions that we provide, so as soon as you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will be displayed, you may choose the kind of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache server page or a customized one. For the latter alternative, you will need to specify the URL to the page, so if you use custom pages, you must upload the files inside your web hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each error type. The actual syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you may set customized error pages for any of them easily using our in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to modify the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for any of the 4 error types. All you should do is supply a link to each file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you'll be able to revert this change at any time and in exactly the same way. If you want, you can use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site whose error pages you want to modify and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article on this matter.