If a particular page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in such a case is a feature offered by some hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own customized error pages which will have identical design as your site and that can contain any text or images that you'd like based on the particular error. There are 4 common errors which could occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these situations, visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Web Hosting
If you obtain a cloud web hosting
from our company, you will be able to set personalized error pages for your sites fast and easy, because this function is part of all of our solutions. After you have created the files and uploaded them to your hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the selected domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will be displayed, you will see drop-down menus for all four kinds of errors and for each of them you could pick an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a customized page. Should you choose the third option, you should only enter the URL to the file that you have uploaded and save the change. One other way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add several lines of program code in it. If you don't have previous experience or if you're simply unsure how to do this, you can simply copy and paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that subject.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, you can set custom made error pages for any of them effortlessly using our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a few mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for each of the 4 error types. All you should do is supply a link to every single file you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you'll be able to revert this change anytime and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you may use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder associated with the internet site whose error pages you intend to change and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.