If a particular page on a website doesn't 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 site, which may make the visitor leave the website. A likely solution in such a case is a feature made available from some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which will have the same design as your website and that could contain any images or text you want depending on the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In all of these cases, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
You will be able to set up custom error pages for all of your Internet sites without difficulty when you use any of our shared service. This can be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated anytime 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. Tailor-made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
Incorporating your personal pages for each of the four error types to any web site hosted through a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really basic and won't take more than a couple of clicks. After you upload the files inside your account, you could check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You could pick what page should appear for every single error type. The options are a default Apache web server page or a page from our system, and personalized pages. Should you choose the abovementioned option, you have to type in the link to each page in your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page which will appear when a user encounters an error can be changed whenever you want. If you are more experienced, you can use an .htaccess file to be able to set custom error pages as well, as opposed to using our integrated generator software tool, and in case you pick this option, the file needs to be located in the root directory of a particular domain or subdomain.