If a certain page on a website doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that may make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in this case is a function offered by some website hosting service providers - the option to set your own custom error pages that will have identical design as your website and which can contain any images or text that you'd like dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 standard errors which may take place 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 can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up customized error pages for each of your sites effortlessly if you use any of our cloud plans. This can be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account ahead of time 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 generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.