If a certain page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that can make the visitor leave your website. A solution in this case is a feature made available from some web hosting providers - the ability to set your own customized error pages that will have identical style and design as your site and that could contain any text or images that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are four common errors which can take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these cases, visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a Linux shared hosting from us, you will be able to set customized error pages for your Internet sites easily, since this function is a part of all our solutions. The moment you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. In the pop-up that will be displayed, you will see drop-down menus for all four types of errors and for each of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. If you select the third option, you should only enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of program code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you're just not sure how to do that, you may just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support tailor-made error pages, so you'll be able to use this feature for each domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do that is to go to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click on the Edit button associated with the specific domain/subdomain and then to type the link to the custom-made file. You can do this independently for each and every error type. You will be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if required and the change will take effect immediately. A different way to get the same exact result is to place an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site which you want to edit and to type in several lines of program code in 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, thus you shall not need any programming skills or previous experience.