If a certain page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the site visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A likely solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some web hosting providers - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages which shall have exactly the same design and style as your site and that can contain any text or images that you'd like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors that could take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these cases, site visitors will be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

When you acquire a cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to set custom made error pages for your sites easily and quickly, since this feature is a part of all our solutions. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your website hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will be displayed, you shall see drop-down options menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you may choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you select the 3rd option, you should just type the URL to the file which you have uploaded and save the change. Another way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a couple of lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you are simply unsure how to do this, you may simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the semi-dedicated hosting services that we provide support customized error pages and it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll need to input the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Needless to say, you have to upload them to your account before that. In case you do not need to employ this function at some point, you will be able to disable it just as quickly and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you may also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom error pages. The file should have a particular line of code and a link for every error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.