If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that could make the visitor leave your site. A solution in such a case is a function offered by some hosting companies - the ability to set up your own custom error pages which will have exactly the same style and design as your website and that could contain any images or text that you'd like based on the specific error. There are 4 standard errors which 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, if you're supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to set up personalized error pages for any of your websites without difficulty if you use any of our shared website hosting. This can be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account beforehand and enter the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you'll be able to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you may copy the entire content necessary for the file from our Help section.