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

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud package from us, you will be able to set personalized error pages for your websites easily, because this feature is a part of all of our solutions. As soon as you've created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you should check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you shall see drop-down menus for all four types of errors and for each one of them you could select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom page. If you select the 3rd option, you should just enter the URL to the file that you've uploaded then save the change. Another way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of program code in it. If you do not have previous experience or if you are simply uncertain how to do this, you may simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated hosting support custom error pages, so you will be able to use this function for every single domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do this is to go to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click on the Edit button related to the given domain/subdomain and to input the link to the custom file. You are able to do this independently for every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page whenever you want if needed and the change shall take effect instantly. A different way to get the very same result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the web site that you'd like to change and to input a couple of lines of program code inside it. If you want to try this method, you could copy and paste the needed code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you will not need any computer programming skills or previous experience.