If a specific page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that could make the visitor leave your website. A likely solution in cases like this is a function made available from some web hosting service providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which shall have the exact same style and design as your Internet site and which may contain any images or text that you would like based on the specific error. There are 4 popular errors which could take place and they involve these particular 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, if you're supposed to log in to see a page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these situations, visitors shall be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Hosting
You will be able to set up customized error pages for all of your Internet sites easily if you use any of our Linux hosting packages. This can be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This feature can be de-activated anytime and the options you'll be able to select from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.