If a particular page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the 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 your Internet site. A possible solution in such a case is a function offered by some hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages which shall have exactly the same layout as your website and which can contain any text or images that you'd like depending on the particular error. There are four standard errors which may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In any of these cases, site visitors shall be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting package which we provide, so once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll show up, you can select the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a typical Apache server page or a custom one. For the last mentioned alternative, you must specify the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you have to upload the files inside your web hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file positioned 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, so that you can use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Including your personal pages for each of the 4 error types to any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account with us shall be very uncomplicated and will not take more than a couple of clicks. Once you upload the files inside your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You may pick what page should appear for every error type. The options are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and personalized pages. In case you pick the last option, you need to enter the link to each and every page in your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which appears when a user encounters an error can be modified whenever you want. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file so as to set customized error pages too, instead of using our integrated generator software tool, and if you choose this option, the file should be located inside the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.