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

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You can set up personalized error pages for each of your sites effortlessly if you use any of our website hosting plans. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This function may be de-activated whenever you want and the options you shall be able to to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache 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 must include some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your own pages for each of the four error types to any web site hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really uncomplicated and will not take more than a couple of clicks. After you upload the files to your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can pick what page should display for each error type. Your choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and personalized pages. Should you select the last option, you have to type the link to each page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page that will be shown in case a user encounters an error can be changed at any time. If you're more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to be able to set custom error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator tool, and if you pick this option, the file should be placed in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.