If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor will 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 Internet site. A likely solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some website hosting companies - the option to set your own custom error pages that will have exactly the same design as your site and that may contain any images or text that you would like dependent upon the particular error. There are four popular errors which can take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these situations, visitors shall be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your sites with ease if you use any of our cloud website hosting service
. This can be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers
that we offer support customized error pages and it will not take more than a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll need to enter the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Keep in mind, you need to upload them inside your account before that. In case you do not need to use this function at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as fast and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file should include a particular line of code plus a link for every single error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.