If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that could make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in such a case is a feature offered by some web hosting companies - the ability to set your own customized error pages which will have exactly the same design and style as your Internet site and which may contain any text or images you want depending on the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which may take place and they involve these particular 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 some web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for all of your Internet sites with ease when you use any of our cloud plans. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you'll have to input the links to the custom-made files via very simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them in your account before that. If you do not want to use this function at some point, you could disable it just as easily and choose 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 allow the personalized error pages. The file has to have a specific line of code plus a link for every error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.