If a particular page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave your Internet site. A potential solution in this case is a feature made available from some hosting companies - the option to set your own custom error pages which will have exactly the same design and style as your website and that could contain any text or images you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors that may take place 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 can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, if a link that you have clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In any of these cases, visitors shall be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

The customized error pages feature is offered with every shared hosting package deal we offer and you will be able to replace all the generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You shall have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a given domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can easily do this for each and every Internet site hosted inside the account independently, so that every set of custom pages will have identical design as the site it is part of. If required, you may always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. An alternate way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you can simply copy the needed code from our Help article about the subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set personalized error pages for any of them easily using our in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. With just a few mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for any of the four error types. All you have to do is supply a link to every single file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you shall be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you would like, you could use an .htaccess file as well. It has to be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder linked to the site whose error pages you want to alter and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article about this matter.