If a certain page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A likely solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which shall have the exact same design as your website and which may contain any images or text that you would like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 well-known errors which may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting
You can set up personalized error pages for each of your Internet sites easily when you use any of our cloud web hosting plans. This could be done through the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them through the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers support tailor-made error pages, so you will be able to use this function for each domain or subdomain hosted in your account. All it will take to do that is to navigate to the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click on the Edit button linked to the given domain/subdomain and to type in the link to the custom-made file. You are able to do this separately for each and every error type. You will be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if required and the change shall take effect at once. An alternative way to get the same exact result is to set an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder associated with the website that you would like to edit and to enter a few lines of code inside it. If you want to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, so you will not need any programming skills or previous experience.