If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, 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, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in such a case is a function offered by some website hosting providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages that shall have the exact same style and design as your site and that could contain any images or text that you'd like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 well-known errors that could take place and they involve these particular 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 page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these cases, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Website Hosting
You will be able to set up custom made error pages for all of your Internet sites with ease if you use any of our website hosting services
. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This function can be de-activated anytime and the options you shall be able to to select from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated services
which we provide support customized error pages and it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this functionality. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP where you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files using very simple drop-down menus and an easy to work with interface. Keep in mind, you need to upload them in your account before that. If you do not want to use this function at some point, you could disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you could also use an .htaccess file to permit the customized 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 easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.