If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in such a case is a feature made available from some web hosting providers - the ability to set your own customized error pages that will have identical style and design as your website and that can contain any text or images you want depending on the specific error. There are 4 well-known errors that can take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, when a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In all of these cases, visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

The customized error pages feature is offered with each shared web hosting package deal that we offer and you'll be able to swap all the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can do this for each and every site hosted inside the account independently, so that each group of custom made pages will have the same layout as the site it's part of. When necessary, you can always go back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. Another way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you could simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about this.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you could set tailor-made error pages for any of them easily through our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to modify the default setting from a system page to a personalized one for each of the four error types. All you need to do is supply a link to every file you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you shall be able to revert this change anytime and in exactly the same way. If you would like, you may use an .htaccess file too. It must be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the website whose error pages you would want to modify and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article on this matter.