If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in such a case is a feature offered by some hosting providers - the option to set your own custom-made error pages which will have identical layout as your Internet site and that could contain any images or text that you'd like based on the particular error. There are 4 well-known errors which may take place and they involve the following 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 an authorization to view a particular page; and 404, if a link that you have clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these cases, site visitors shall be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

You will be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your Internet sites effortlessly when you use any of our website hosting plans. This could be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This feature can 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. Custom made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you may set tailor-made error pages for any of them easily using our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you could change the default setting from a system page to a personalized one for each of the four error types. All you have to do is supply a link to each and every file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you will be able to revert this customization at any time and in exactly the same way. If you would like, you may use an .htaccess file as well. It should be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder related to the website whose error pages you would want to change and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.