If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that could make the visitor leave your site. A solution in this case is a function offered by some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own custom error pages which shall have exactly the same layout as your site and that may contain any text or images that you'd like based on the specific error. There are 4 standard errors which could take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some page, but you haven't done this 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 all of these scenarios, website visitors shall be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for any of your sites with ease when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them during the process. This feature can be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to set custom made error pages for any of them easily through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. With only a few mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you could edit the default setting from a system page to a custom made one for any of the four error types. All you need to do is supply a link to every single file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you shall be able to revert this change whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you could use an .htaccess file as well. It has to be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder linked to the site whose error pages you would like to change and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.