If a particular page on a website doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave the site. A potential solution in such a case is a feature offered by some web hosting companies - the ability to set up your own custom-made error pages that shall have the same style and design as your Internet site and that may contain any text or images which you want based on the particular error. There are 4 popular errors that can take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not 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 scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for all of your websites effortlessly if you use any of our Linux hosting packages. This can be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a conventional 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 in the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole 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 packages which we supply support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will have to input the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Of course, you need to upload them to 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 quickly and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you may also use an .htaccess file to activate the personalized error pages. The file has to include a particular line of code and a link for each error type and you can find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.