If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in cases like this is a function made available from some hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom error pages which shall have exactly the same style and design as your site and which could contain any images or text which you want depending on the specific error. There are four standard errors which could occur and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each 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
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for all of your Internet sites with ease when you use any of our Linux shared hosting packages. This can be done through the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you can set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account ahead of time and input the links to them through the process. This feature can be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it should 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.