If a certain page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that could make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting companies - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages which will have exactly the same design as your site and which can contain any text or images you want based on the specific error. There are 4 common errors which can take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In all of these situations, visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
The custom error pages feature is offered with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to replace all the generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting CP. You'll have to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a given domain or subdomain through the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for every website hosted in the account individually, so that each group of custom made pages will have the same layout as the website it is part of. If required, you could always go back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. A different way to set custom made 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.