If a specific page on a website does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that could make the visitor leave your website. A solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some website hosting providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which shall have the exact same layout as your website and which may contain any images or text which you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 common errors which may occur 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 can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these scenarios, website visitors will be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

When you buy a cloud plan from our company, you shall be able to set personalized error pages for your sites easily and quickly, because this function is a part of all of our solutions. As soon as you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you shall see drop-down menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each of them you can choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. In case you pick the third option, you should just enter the URL to the file which you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to include a couple of lines of program code in it. In case you don't have prior experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do this, you could just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that topic.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans support personalized error pages, so you shall be able to use this function for each and every domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do that is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button linked to the specific domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You'll be able to do this independently for each and every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if required and the change shall take effect at once. Another way to get the very same result is to set an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder related to the Internet site that you want to edit and to enter a few lines of program code inside it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you will not need any computer programming skills or prior experience.