If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in this case is a function made available from some hosting providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that will have identical design as your site and that can contain any text or images you want depending on the specific error. There are four common errors which can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web 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 so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting plans that we provide, so after you log in to the Hepsia CP and go to the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll be displayed, you can pick the type of error page which should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the latter alternative, you have to specify the URL to the page, so if you use customized pages, you need to upload the files inside your website hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file positioned in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The precise syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Needless to say, you must upload them to your account before that. In case you do not need to employ this function at some point, you can disable it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file has to include a particular line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.