If a certain page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the website visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that may make the visitor leave the site. A potential solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some hosting companies - the option to set up your own custom-made error pages which will have identical layout as your website and which may contain any images or text that you would like based on the specific error. There are 4 standard errors which can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting

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

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you could set custom error pages for each of them easily via our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to edit the default setting from a system page to a custom one for any of the four error types. All you should do is supply a link to every file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you'll be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you could use an .htaccess file too. It has to be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the site whose error pages you would like to change and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.