If a certain page on a website doesn't load for some reason or if a link is broken, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which may make the visitor leave your Internet site. A potential solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting providers - the option to set up your own custom-made error pages that shall have identical style and design as your Internet site and that could contain any text or images that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are four popular errors that could 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're supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, when a link that you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your sites with ease when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them through the process. This function may be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set customized error pages for any of them easily using our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you can change the default setting from a system page to a custom one for each of the four error types. All you need to do is provide a link to each file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you will be able to revert this change whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you would like, you may use an .htaccess file too. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the site whose error pages you would want to change and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article about this matter.