If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A likely solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set your own personalized error pages which will have exactly the same layout as your Internet site and which may contain any images or text that you'd like dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 common errors that may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, in case a link that you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You can set up customized error pages for all of your sites with ease if you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains part 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 have to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This function can be de-activated whenever you want and the options you'll be able to select from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Tailor-made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.