If a particular page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the website visitor shall 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 likely solution in this case is a function offered by some web hosting providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that will have identical style and design as your website and that can contain any images or text which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 common errors that may occur 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 cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you haven't done so 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 which does not exist. In all of these cases, website visitors will be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Hosting
You can set up personalized error pages for each of your Internet sites effortlessly when you use any of our hosting. This can be done using the Hosted Domains section 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 need to upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.