If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, which could make the visitor leave your Internet site. A solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some website hosting providers - the option to set your own personalized error pages that shall have the exact same design and style as your site and that can contain any images or text that you would like depending on the particular error. There are 4 common errors that could take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your custom content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to set up customized error pages for each of your websites effortlessly when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting packages. This can easily be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you could set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account in advance and input the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you'll be able to choose from are a generic page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must contain some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.