If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which may make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in this case is a function offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own custom error pages which shall have exactly the same style and design as your website and which may contain any text or images you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 standard errors that may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a specific page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your websites easily if you use any of our Linux cloud web hosting services. This can be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account beforehand and enter the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to select from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting services that we provide support tailor-made error pages and it shall not take more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you will have to input the links to the custom-made files through simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Of course, you need to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not want to use this feature at some point, you can disable it just as quickly and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to enable the custom error pages. The file should include a specific line of code and a link for every single error type and you can easily discover an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.