If a certain page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the site visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that may make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in such a case is a feature offered by some web hosting service providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages that shall have exactly the same design and style as your site and which could contain any images or text you want dependent upon the particular error. There are four common errors which may take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet 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 page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a specific page; and 404, when 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 made content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

If you acquire a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to set customized error pages for your Internet sites quickly and easily, since this feature is a part of all our packages. As soon as you've created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can go to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. In the pop-up which will be displayed, you will see drop-down options menus for all four kinds of errors and for each of them you may select an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. If you choose the 3rd option, you should only enter the URL to the file that you have uploaded then save the change. One other way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you're just unsure how to do that, you may simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.

Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide support custom made error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll have to input the links to the custom-made files via very simple drop-down menus and an intuitive interface. Needless to say, you need to upload them to your account before that. If you do not need to use this function at some point, you can easily disable it just as easily and choose an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be viewable if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the personalized error pages. The file needs 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 entire content for all four error types in our Help section.