If a specific page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which may make the visitor leave the site. A potential solution in such a case is a feature offered by some hosting providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that shall have exactly the same style and design as your site and that could contain any images or text that you'd like depending on the specific error. There are four standard errors that can occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a particular page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In any 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
You will be able to set up customized error pages for all of your sites without difficulty when you use any of our shared web hosting plans
. This could be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them during the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should contain some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you may set customized error pages for each of them effortlessly via our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a customized one for any of the 4 error types. All you need to do is provide a link to each 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 want, you can use an .htaccess file as well. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder linked to the site whose error pages you want to modify and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article for this matter.