If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in this case is a function offered by some web hosting companies - the option to set up your own custom error pages which shall have the exact same design and style as your site and that may contain any images or text that you would like dependent upon the specific error. There are four common errors that could 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, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In each of these situations, website visitors shall be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set customized error pages for your sites fast and easy, since this function is a part of all of our packages. After you've created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and click on the Edit button for the particular domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up that will be displayed, you shall see drop-down options menus for all 4 kinds of errors and for each one of them you can select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a custom made page. If you choose the third option, you should just type the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. One other way to set personalized error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to include a few lines of code in it. In case you don't have previous experience or if you are just not sure how to do that, you could just copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated hosting plans support custom made error pages, so you will be able to employ this function for each domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it takes to do this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, to click the Edit button related to the particular domain/subdomain and then to enter the link to the custom file. You can do this individually for each and every error type. You shall be able to switch back to a standard error page at any time if necessary and the change will take effect instantly. An alternative way to get the very same result is to put an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the website that you would like to edit and to type in a few lines of program code in it. If you need to try this method, you can copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, hence you'll not need any programming skills or previous experience.