If a certain page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave the website. A likely solution in this case is a feature made available from some web hosting providers - the ability to set your own personalized error pages that will have the same style and design as your website and that can contain any images or text that you would like based on the particular error. There are four standard errors that may occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your Internet sites effortlessly if you use any of our Linux cloud hosting packages. This could be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them through the process. This feature can be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Customized error pages can 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 aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you may set customized error pages for each of them effortlessly through our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a custom made one for each of the 4 error types. All you should do is provide a link to every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you will be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you want, you can use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the site whose error pages you would like to change and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.