If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which can make the visitor leave your website. A likely solution in this case is a function made available from some hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages which will have the same design as your site and that may contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the specific error. There are four popular errors that may occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You will be able to set up custom error pages for any of your sites with ease when you use any of our web hosting plans. This can be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account beforehand and enter the links to them through the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Adding your personal pages for each of the 4 error types to any Internet site hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really uncomplicated and will not take more than a couple of clicks. When you upload the files in your account, you can navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You may pick what page should show up for each and every error type. The alternatives are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. Should you pick the abovementioned option, you must type in the link to every single page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page that shows up when a user encounters an error can be changed at any time. If you are more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file so as to set tailor-made error pages too, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software instrument, and if you select this option, the file must be positioned in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.