If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the site visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that can make the visitor leave the website. A likely solution in cases like this is a function made available from some web hosting providers - the option to set your own custom-made error pages which shall have identical design and style as your site and which can contain any images or text which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are four well-known errors which may take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your Internet sites easily if you use any of our shared website hosting packages
. This can be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts and once you go there, you can set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them during the process. This feature can be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, you'll be able to set tailor-made error pages for any of them easily using our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you are able to edit the default setting from a system page to a personalized one for any of the four error types. All you must do is supply a link to each and every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you'll be able to revert this change whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you could use an .htaccess file too. It must 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 sort of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.