If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave the site. A possible solution in such a case is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages that will have the same design as your website and which can contain any images or text which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which can occur and they involve these particular 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 a page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these situations, website visitors shall be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

The custom made error pages feature is offered with each cloud hosting package deal that we offer and you will be able to substitute all the generic pages with your own with no more than several clicks from your Hepsia website hosting CP. You shall have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You could do this for every single web site hosted in the account independently, so that every group of custom pages will have the very same layout as the website it is part of. If required, you could always return back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. Another way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you can simply copy the necessary code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans support custom made error pages, so you will be able to use this feature for each and every domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it takes to do this is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the particular domain/subdomain and to enter the link to the custom file. You are able to do this separately for each and every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if needed and the change shall take effect immediately. An alternative way to achieve the exact same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the Internet site which you want to edit and to input a couple of lines of code within it. If you'd like to try this method, you may copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you won't need any programming skills or prior experience.