If a certain page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which may make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in such a case is a feature made available from some website hosting providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages that shall have exactly the same design as your site and which can contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are four common 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 web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, visitors shall be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to set up customized error pages for any of your sites with ease when you use any of our cloud hosting. This can be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account ahead of time and input the links to them through the process. This function may be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put 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 entire content needed for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Including your pages for each of the 4 error types to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very easy and shall not take more than a few clicks. After you upload the files inside your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You could choose what page should appear for every error type. The alternatives are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. In case you select the abovementioned option, you must type the link to each and every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page which appears when a user encounters an error can be changed at any time. If you're more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to set personalized error pages too, as an alternative to using our integrated generator tool, and should you choose this option, the file should be located inside the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.