If a certain page on a website doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall 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 offered by some web hosting providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which shall have identical style and design as your website and which may contain any images or text that you'd like dependent upon the specific error. There are four standard errors that may take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link that you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these cases, visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
You can set up custom error pages for each of your websites easily if you use any of our shared hosting services. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you'll be able to set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account in advance and enter the links to them through the process. This function can be de-activated at any time 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 may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into 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 whole content necessary 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 our company, you could set custom made error pages for any of them effortlessly via our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you can change the default setting from a system page to a custom one for any of the four error types. All you have to do is provide a link to every single file that you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you will be able to revert this change anytime and in exactly the same way. If you wish, you may use an .htaccess file too. It has to be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder related to the site whose error pages you would want to modify and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.