If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in such a case is a feature made available from some website hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom error pages that shall have identical design as your Internet site and which can contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are four popular errors which can occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
The customized error pages feature is available with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to replace the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting CP. You will need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a given domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can do this for every single Internet site hosted in the account individually, so that every group of custom made pages shall have the very same design and style as the Internet site it is part of. If needed, you can always return back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. One other way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you never done this before, you may simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about the subject.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Incorporating your personal pages for each of the 4 error types to any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account with us will be very uncomplicated and won't take more than several mouse clicks. As soon as you upload the files to your account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and edit any of the domains and subdomains listed there through an intuitive interface with drop-down menus. You can pick what page should show up for every single error type. The choices are a default Apache server page or a page from our system, and custom pages. In case you pick the abovementioned option, you must input the link to each page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the type of page which will appear if a user encounters an error can be changed at any time. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file in order to set personalized error pages as well, rather than using our integrated generator software tool, and if you choose this option, the file has to be positioned inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.