If a certain page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which may make the visitor leave your site. A likely solution in such a case is a feature made available from some web hosting providers - the option to set your own customized error pages that will have exactly the same layout as your website and which may contain any images or text you want based on the particular error. There are 4 standard errors that can take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting

You can set up custom error pages for each of your sites with ease if you use any of our web hosting. This can easily be done through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you will be able to select from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Incorporating your personal pages for any of the 4 error types to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very easy and will not take more than several clicks. Once you upload the files to your account, you could go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You could select what page should appear for each and every error type. The choices are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. If you select the abovementioned option, you need to enter the link to every single page in your account, then save the change. The link or the kind of page which shows up when a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. In case you are more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to set personalized error pages as well, as an alternative to using our integrated generator software instrument, and if you pick this option, the file has to be positioned in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.