If a certain page on a website does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that can make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own personalized error pages that shall have the exact same layout as your Internet site and which may contain any text or images you want based on the specific error. There are four well-known errors which can take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these scenarios, website visitors will be able to see your custom content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to set up custom made error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all cloud web hosting plans which we offer, so when you log in to the Hepsia CP and visit the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll appear, you could choose the type of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you will need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use personalized pages, you should upload the files in your Internet hosting account first. An alternative way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The exact syntax can be found in our Knowledge Base, so that you can use this function even if you do not have any previous experience.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting service which we supply support custom error pages and it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option is available in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll have to input the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Of course, you have to upload them inside your account before that. If you do not need to use this feature at some point, you can easily deactivate it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you may also use an .htaccess file to activate the customized error pages. The file has to include a particular line of code as well as a link for every single error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.