If a particular page on a website doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which may make the visitor leave your site. A likely solution in this case is a function made available from some website hosting service providers - the option to set up your own custom error pages which will have identical layout as your Internet site and that can contain any images or text you want dependent upon the specific error. There are 4 standard errors that can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these cases, visitors will be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to set custom error pages for your sites fast and easy, because this feature is part of all of our solutions. The moment you've created the files and uploaded them to your web hosting account, you can check out the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia CP and click on the Edit button for the specific domain or subdomain. Inside the pop-up which will appear, you will see drop-down menus for all 4 sorts of errors and for each one of them you may choose an Apache default page, a generic page from our system or a personalized page. Should you pick the third option, you should only type the URL to the file that you've uploaded and save the change. A different way to set custom made error pages is to set up an .htaccess file in the domain or subdomain folder and to add a few lines of code in it. If you do not have prior experience or if you're simply unsure how to do this, you can simply copy/paste the code from our Knowledge Base article on that matter.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your web sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can set tailor-made error pages for any of them effortlessly via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks inside the Hosted Domains section, you'll be able to modify the default setting from a system page to a custom one for each of the four error types. All you have to do is supply a link to every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If necessary, you will be able to revert this customization at any time and in exactly the same way. If you prefer, you may use an .htaccess file as well. It should be created/uploaded within the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the site whose error pages you want to modify and the content for this kind of file can be found in our Help article about this matter.