If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which can make the visitor leave your website. A potential solution in this case is a function offered by some hosting service providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages that will have the same layout as your site and that could contain any images or text that you would like depending on the particular error. There are four common errors which can occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these cases, visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

The custom made error pages function is provided with every cloud web hosting package that we offer and you will be able to substitute all of the generic pages with your own with no more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll need to produce the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can do this for every single site hosted inside the account separately, so that every set of custom made pages shall have the very same style and design as the Internet site it is part of. If required, you may always return back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. One other way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you may simply copy the needed program code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Including your own pages for any of the 4 error types to any website hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really simple and won't take more than a few mouse clicks. Once you upload the files to your account, you could go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could select what page should appear for each and every error type. Your options are a standard Apache server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. If you choose the last option, you will need to type in the link to every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which shows up if a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. In case you are more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file so as to set customized error pages as well, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software tool, and in case you pick this option, the file should be positioned inside the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.