If a certain page on a site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which could make the visitor leave the site. A possible solution in such a case is a function offered by some hosting service providers - the ability to set your own customized error pages that will have the same style and design as your site and that can contain any images or text you want depending on the particular error. There are four popular errors which may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, when a link that you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these scenarios, website visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You can set up personalized error pages for all of your sites easily when you use any of our Linux cloud hosting. This can be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them during the process. This function may be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to pick from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache server page. Tailor-made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you may copy the whole content required for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide support personalized error pages and it shall not take more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to use this function. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you will need to type in the links to the custom-made files using simple drop-down menus and an easy to use interface. Keep in mind, you must upload them in your account before that. In case you do not want to employ this feature at some point, you could deactivate it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be shown if your visitors encounter an error. If you'd like to, you may also use an .htaccess file to permit the personalized error pages. The file should have a particular line of code as well as a link for every error type and you can easily discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.