If a particular page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not working, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that could make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in this case is a function made available from some web hosting companies - the ability to set your own personalized error pages that shall have the same design as your website and which could contain any text or images which you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 standard errors that can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a specific page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In all of these scenarios, website visitors shall be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
The custom made error pages function is offered with each and every shared hosting plan we offer and you will be able to substitute all the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You shall need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a given domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You may do this for each site hosted inside the account separately, so that each group of customized pages will have the same layout as the website it's part of. When necessary, you could always return back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. One other way to set customized error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you could simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about the subject.