If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in cases like this is a function made available from some web hosting service providers - the option to set your own custom-made error pages that will have identical layout as your website and which may contain any images or text which you want based on the particular error. There are four well-known errors that can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, if a link that you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these cases, website visitors shall be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Hosting
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your websites with ease if you use any of our Linux hosting
. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts and once 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 during the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we provide support customized error pages and it shall not take more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you'll need to type in the links to the custom-made files via basic drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you have to upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't want to use this function at some point, you can easily disable it just as fast and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown if your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom made error pages. The file needs to include a specific line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.