If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the option to set up your own customized error pages which shall have the exact same style and design as your site and that may contain any images or text which you want depending on the particular error. There are four standard errors which may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these cases, visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting plans that we provide, so after you log in to the Hepsia CP and visit the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will appear, you can pick the sort of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache web server page or a custom one. For the aforementioned alternative, you need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you must upload the files inside your website hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file placed in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The correct syntax can be located in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Incorporating your personal pages for each of the 4 error types to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks. When you upload the files in your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can select what page should appear for each error type. The options are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. If you select the abovementioned option, you will need to type in the link to every page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page which will appear in case a user encounters an error can be modified anytime. In case you’re more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file in order to set personalized error pages too, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software tool, and in case you choose this option, the file has to be located inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.