If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is broken, 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 website. A likely solution in such a case is a feature made available from some website hosting service providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that will have identical layout as your website and which may contain any images or text that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 popular errors that could take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a specific page; and 404, if a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your personalized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up custom error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all cloud hosting plans which we offer, so when you log in to the Hepsia CP and check out the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will be displayed, you may choose the type of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a standard Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you'll have to assign the URL to the page, so if you use personalized pages, you need to upload the files inside your website hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file located inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide support custom made error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will need to type in the links to the custom-made files via very simple drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Of course, you should upload them to your account before that. If you don't want to use this function at some point, you will be able to disable it just as fast and pick 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 may also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom error pages. The file has to include a specific line of code and a link for every single error type and you may discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.