If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the site visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that could make the visitor leave your Internet site. A possible solution in such a case is a feature offered by some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own customized error pages that shall have the exact same design as your site and that may contain any images or text you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 popular errors which may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your 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 have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a specific page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In any of these cases, site visitors will be able to see your customized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to set up custom error pages for each of your Internet sites effortlessly if you use any of our Linux cloud packages. This could be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts and once you go there, you could set your customized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You need to upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated whenever you want and the options you will be able to choose from are a conventional page from our system or a default Apache web server page. Custom made error pages may be set with an .htaccess file too. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you aren't tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content you'll need for the file from our Help section.