If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which may make the visitor leave your website. A possible solution in such a case is a feature made available from some hosting service providers - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which will have identical layout as your Internet site and that could contain any images or text you want based on the particular error. There are 4 common errors that can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web 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 some webpage, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, when a link which you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these cases, site visitors shall be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
The personalized error pages feature is available with each cloud hosting package which we offer and you'll be able to replace all the generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a given domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You may do this for each website hosted inside the account separately, so that each group of custom pages shall have the exact same style and design as the Internet site it is part of. If required, you can always revert back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. Another way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have never done this before, you could simply copy the necessary code from our Help article about this.