If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the site visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which could make the visitor leave the site. A solution in this case is a function offered by some hosting companies - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which will have identical style and design as your site and that could contain any text or images which you want based on the particular error. There are 4 common errors which could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a certain page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all shared website hosting package which we provide, so after 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 may pick the sort of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache server page or a customized one. For the aforementioned option, you have to specify the URL to the page, so if you use personalized pages, you need to upload the files inside your website hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file positioned inside the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you could set personalized error pages for each of them effortlessly through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you are able to modify the default setting from a system page to a personalized one for any of the 4 error types. All you need to do is provide a link to each and every file you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you'll be able to revert this modification whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you can use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded within the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the site whose error pages you want to alter and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.