If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which may make the visitor leave the website. A likely solution in this case is a feature offered by some web hosting companies - the option to set up your own custom error pages which shall have the exact same style and design as your Internet site and that may contain any images or text that you'd like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 standard errors that could take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these cases, site visitors will be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to set up customized error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all cloud hosting package that we provide, so as soon as you log in to your Hepsia CP and check out the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up which will be displayed, you can choose the kind of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a standard Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the latter option, you will need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use custom made pages, you must upload the files in your hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The precise syntax can be seen 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

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide support custom error pages and it will not take more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you will have to input the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Keep in mind, you should upload them to your account before that. In case you don't want to employ this function at some point, you will be able to deactivate it just as quickly and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you can also use an .htaccess file to allow the personalized error pages. The file has to contain a particular line of code plus a link for every error type and you can easily find an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.