If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which can make the visitor leave your website. 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 shall have exactly the same design and style as your Internet site and that may contain any images or text that you'd like dependent upon the specific error. There are four popular errors which may occur and they involve these 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 page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In any of these situations, website visitors shall be able to see your customized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
The personalized error pages feature is provided with each and every shared hosting package we offer and you'll be able to replace all the generic pages with your own with no more than just a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You'll have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a particular domain or subdomain using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You could do this for every single Internet site hosted inside the account individually, so that every group of custom made pages shall have the very same design and style as the website it's part of. If needed, you may always return back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. A different way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you can simply copy the required program code from our Help article on the subject.