If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, 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, that may make the visitor leave the site. A solution in this case is a function made available from some hosting companies - the ability to set up your own custom error pages which shall have identical style and design as your Internet site and which could contain any images or text you want dependent upon the specific error. There are four well-known errors that can take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a specific page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these cases, site visitors shall be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up custom error pages for any of your sites effortlessly when you use any of our Linux cloud hosting. This can be done from the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you can set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account ahead of time and enter the links to them during the process. This function can be de-activated at any time and the options you shall be able to to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache server page. Personalized error pages could be set with an .htaccess file as well. 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're not tech-savvy, you could copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.