If a certain page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that may make the visitor leave your website. A likely solution in such a case is a function offered by some website hosting companies - the option to set your own custom error pages that will have the same layout as your site and that can contain any images or text that you would like depending on the particular error. There are 4 common errors which can occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In any of these situations, website visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to set up custom made error pages for each of your sites without difficulty when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You have to upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you will be able to select from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Tailor-made error pages could be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be put in the domain or subdomain folder and it should incorporate some system code and links to the pages. If you're not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.