If a specific page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, which may make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in cases like this is a function offered by some web hosting service providers - the ability to set up your own custom-made error pages that will have the exact same layout as your website and that could contain any text or images that you'd like based on the specific error. There are four standard errors that can take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, when a link which you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In all of these cases, visitors will be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to set up customized error pages for all of your domains or subdomains. The function is supported by all cloud website hosting plans which we provide, so once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel and check out the Hosted Domains section, you can easily click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll show up, you can select the kind of error page that should appear - a default one from our system, a conventional Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the latter alternative, you have to assign the URL to the page, so if you use custom pages, you must upload the files in your website hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file positioned in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for each error type. The correct syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, to help you use this feature even if you don't have any previous experience.