If a specific page on a website doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which can 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 up your own custom-made error pages that will have the exact same style and design as your website and that could contain any images or text that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are four standard errors which may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, website visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

The custom made error pages feature is available with every shared hosting package deal which we offer and you'll be able to swap all generic pages with your own with no more than just a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall need to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can easily do this for every single Internet site hosted in the account separately, so that each group of custom made pages will have the same layout as the website it's part of. If required, you can always go back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. An alternate way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you can simply copy the needed program code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to enter the links to the custom-made files via very simple drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them in your account before that. In case you don't need to employ this feature at some point, you could disable it just as fast and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file should contain a particular line of code and a link for each and every error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.