If a specific page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave your site. A likely solution in cases like this is a function offered by some website hosting companies - the option to set your own custom-made error pages that will have identical design and style as your Internet site and that may contain any text or images you want based on the particular error. There are 4 well-known errors which can occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a particular page; and 404, when a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In each of these cases, website visitors shall be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Web Hosting
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your websites with ease if you use any of our web hosting
. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you will be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages may 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're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, you may set personalized error pages for any of them effortlessly through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting CP. With only several clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a custom one for each of the four error types. All you need to do is provide a link to each file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you shall be able to revert this modification anytime and in exactly the same way. If you'd like, you could use an .htaccess file as well. It has to be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder related to the internet site whose error pages you want to alter and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.