If a specific page on a website doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that may make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in this case is a feature offered by some hosting service providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that shall have the exact same design and style as your site and that can contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 standard errors which may take place 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 are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these cases, website visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

If you obtain a Linux cloud hosting plan from our company, you will be able to set personalized error pages for your Internet sites easily and quickly, as this function is a part of all our packages. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will appear, you will see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you choose the 3rd option, you should just enter the URL to the file you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a couple of lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you are just unsure how to do this, you can just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can set customized error pages for any of them easily via our custom Hepsia hosting CP. With only several clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a personalized one for each of the four error types. All you must do is provide a link to each and every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you shall be able to revert this modification whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you may use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the internet site whose error pages you would like to alter and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.