If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your website. A likely solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages which will have identical design and style as your website and that may contain any images or text which you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 standard errors which may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, when a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for each of your websites easily when you use any of our Linux shared hosting. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you will be able to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Tailor-made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. 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 entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide support personalized error pages and it shall 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'll need to type in the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them inside your account before that. In case you don't need to employ this feature at some point, you will be able to disable it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable when your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the customized error pages. The file needs to have a particular line of code and a link for every error type and you may discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.