If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or if 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 Internet site, which may make the visitor leave your site. A solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting companies - the option to set your own custom error pages that shall have identical design and style as your Internet site and which can contain any images or text you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 popular errors which could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link that you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these cases, website visitors will be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

The custom made error pages feature is provided with each cloud website hosting package that we offer and you shall be able to substitute all generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall need to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for each Internet site hosted in the account individually, so that each group of customized pages shall have identical layout as the site it's part of. If necessary, you may always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. An alternate way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside 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 Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers support tailor-made error pages, so you shall be able to use this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button linked to the specific domain/subdomain and then to enter the link to the custom-made file. You can do this independently for every error type. You'll be able to switch back to a default error page anytime if required and the change shall take effect instantly. An alternative way to get the exact same result is to place an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the web site which you'd like to edit and to enter a few lines of code inside it. If you would like to try this method, you may copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you won't need any programming skills or prior experience.