If a specific page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in this case is a feature made available from some hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages which will have identical design as your website and that can contain any text or images which you want depending on the specific error. There are 4 well-known errors which could take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You will be able to set up custom error pages for all of your Internet sites without difficulty when you use any of our website hosting. This could be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need 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 shall be able to to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to enter the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Of course, you should upload them to your account before that. If you do not need to employ this feature 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 displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom made error pages. The file needs to have a particular line of code and a link for every error type and you may discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.