If a certain page on a website doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that can make the visitor leave your website. A potential solution in such a case is a feature offered by some website hosting providers - the option to set your own custom-made error pages which shall have the exact same design as your Internet site and which can contain any text or images you want based on the particular error. There are four common errors which could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide 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 some webpage, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting

You can set up personalized error pages for each of your Internet sites without difficulty if you use any of our Linux shared website hosting. This could be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them through the process. This feature may be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to pick from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache 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 incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content required for the file from our Help section.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you could set tailor-made error pages for any of them effortlessly using our in-house made Hepsia hosting CP. With just a couple of mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you are able to edit the default setting from a system page to a custom one for each of the 4 error types. All you need to do is supply a link to each file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you shall be able to revert this customization whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you want, you could use an .htaccess file too. It has to be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder linked to the internet site whose error pages you want to modify and the content for such a file can be found in our Help article about this matter.