If a specific page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which may make the visitor leave the website. A possible solution in such a case is a function made available from some web hosting providers - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages that will have identical design as your site and that may contain any text or images that you'd like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors that may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these scenarios, visitors will be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting

When you order a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you shall be able to set customized error pages for your sites easily, as this feature is part of all of our solutions. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will be displayed, you'll see drop-down options menus for all four sorts of errors and for each one of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a tailor-made page. Should you pick the third option, you should simply type the URL to the file that you have uploaded then save the change. A different way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include several lines of program code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you are just not sure how to do this, you could just copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated packages which we offer support custom made error pages and it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel in which you will have to type in the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Of course, you must upload them inside your account before that. If you do not want to use this feature at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you may also use an .htaccess file to enable the customized error pages. The file has to have a particular line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you may find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.