If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in such a case is a function made available from some web hosting service providers - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which shall have identical design as your website and that could contain any images or text which you want depending on the specific error. There are four popular errors that may take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot 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 don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your websites effortlessly when you use any of our Linux shared service
. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them during the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you will be able to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Personalized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All Linux semi-dedicated servers
that we offer support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you'll need to enter the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and a time and effort saving interface. Of course, you have to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not want to employ this function at some point, you could deactivate it just as quickly and select an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the custom error pages. The file should contain a specific line of code as well as a link for each and every error type and you may find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.