If a specific page on an Internet site does not load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that may make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in such a case is a function made available from some web hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages that shall have exactly the same design and style as your site and which could contain any text or images that you would like based on the specific error. There are four standard errors that may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some page, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to view a particular page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to set up custom made error pages for any of your websites without difficulty when you use any of our cloud hosting service. This could be done from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts as soon as you go there, you could set your custom made pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account beforehand and enter the links to them during the process. This function can be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Custom made error pages may 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 could copy the whole content necessary for the file from our Help section.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
Adding your pages for any of the four error types to any web site hosted from a semi-dedicated server account with us will be really easy and will not take more than several mouse clicks. When you upload the files inside your account, you could navigate to the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel and edit each of the domains and subdomains listed there using an intuitive interface with drop-down navigation. You could pick what page should show up for every error type. The alternatives are a standard Apache web server page or a page from our system, and tailor-made pages. If you choose the last option, you have to type in the link to every single page inside your account, then save the change. The link or the sort of page that appears if a user encounters an error can be changed anytime. If you're more experienced, you could use an .htaccess file to be able to set personalized error pages too, rather than using our integrated generator tool, and in case you choose this option, the file needs to be positioned inside the root directory of a specific domain or subdomain.