If a certain page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that could make the visitor leave the website. A possible solution in this case is a feature made available from some hosting companies - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which will have the exact same layout as your website and that could contain any images or text which you want depending on the particular error. There are 4 well-known errors which could 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, in case you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your sites easily if you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting services. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account beforehand and input the links to them through the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Customized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content necessary for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Adding your pages for any of the four error types to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very uncomplicated and won't take more than several mouse clicks. When you upload the files in your account, you can navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit the domains and subdomains listed there via an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You can select what page should show up for each error type. Your choices are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and customized pages. If you select the abovementioned option, you must type in the link to each page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page that appears when a user encounters an error can be modified at any time. If you are more experienced, you may use an .htaccess file in order to set custom made error pages as well, as an alternative to using our integrated generator tool, and if you choose this option, the file should be located in the root directory of a given domain or subdomain.