If a specific page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that may make the visitor leave your website. A potential solution in this case is a feature offered by some hosting companies - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages that shall have the exact same design as your website and that may contain any text or images that you would like depending on the specific error. There are four common errors which could take place and they involve the following 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 are supposed to log in to see some web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these situations, visitors will be able to see your custom made content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to set up customized error pages for any of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud website hosting plans which we provide, so when you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel and go to the Hosted Domains section, you may click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll show up, you may select the sort of error page that should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache server page or a customized one. For the aforementioned option, you will need to assign the URL to the page, so when you use custom pages, you have to upload the files inside your Internet hosting account first. One other way is to use an .htaccess file positioned in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each and every error type. The exact syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.