If a specific page on a website does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that may make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in this case is a function offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages which will have the exact same style and design as your website and that may contain any images or text which you want depending on the particular error. There are four well-known errors that may take place and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In all of these scenarios, website visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Website Hosting

You can set up custom made error pages for each of your Internet sites with ease when you use any of our Linux cloud website hosting. This can easily be done via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts as soon as you go there, you'll be able to set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account ahead of time and input the links to them during the process. This feature could be de-activated anytime and the options you'll be able to pick from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages can be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you could copy the whole content needed for the file from our Help section.