If a certain page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the site visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that could make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in cases like this is a function made available from some hosting service providers - the option to set up your own customized error pages which shall have identical layout as your website and that can contain any text or images which you want based on the specific error. There are 4 well-known errors which could take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a certain page; and 404, if a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these situations, website visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
The custom error pages function is available with each shared hosting plan we offer and you will be able to substitute all of the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall need to produce the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You could do this for every Internet site hosted in the account individually, so that every group of custom pages will have the very same layout as the site it is part of. If needed, you can always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. An alternate way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you can simply copy the needed program code from our Help article about this.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set custom made error pages for any of them with ease via our in-house made Hepsia hosting CP. With only a couple of mouse clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to edit the default setting from a system page to a tailor-made one for each of the 4 error types. All you should do is provide a link to each and every file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you will be able to revert this customization anytime and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you could use an .htaccess file too. It should be created/uploaded in the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the internet site whose error pages you would like to modify and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article for this matter.