If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that could make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in such a case is a feature made available from some website hosting service providers - the option to set up your own custom error pages which will have the exact same design and style as your website and which can contain any text or images that you would like based on the specific error. There are 4 standard errors that could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these situations, visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You can set up custom error pages for each of your sites easily when you use any of our shared hosting plans. This could be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Tailor-made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer support custom error pages and it will not take more than a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to type in the links to the custom-made files using basic drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Keep in mind, you have to upload them to your account before that. In case you don't need to use this function at some point, you can deactivate it just as fast and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom made error pages. The file should have a particular line of code as well as a link for every single error type and you may discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.