If a certain page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the website visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave the site. A potential solution in such a case is a function offered by some website hosting companies - the ability to set up your own customized error pages that shall have the same style and design as your site and which could contain any text or images you want depending on the specific error. There are four common errors which could occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In each of these scenarios, visitors will be able to see your custom content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

The custom error pages feature is offered with every single cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you shall be able to replace all generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You will need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a given domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You could do this for each and every website hosted inside the account separately, so that each set of customized pages shall have the very same layout as the Internet site it's part of. If necessary, you could always revert back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. An alternate 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 have never done this before, you may simply copy the required program code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can set personalized error pages for each of them with ease through our custom Hepsia hosting CP. With only several clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to modify the default setting from a system page to a personalized one for any of the four error types. All you should do is provide a link to every file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you'll be able to revert this modification anytime and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you could use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the website whose error pages you would like to change and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.