If a particular page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that may make the visitor leave your site. A solution in such a case is a feature made available from some website hosting providers - the option to set up your own custom-made error pages which shall have identical layout as your site and which may contain any text or images which you want based on the particular error. There are four common errors which can occur and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your 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 this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, if a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
You will be able to set up custom error pages for each of your sites without difficulty when you use any of our shared hosting. This can easily be done using the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts and once you go there, you'll be able to set your custom pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You should upload the files to your account before you start and enter the links to them during the process. This feature may be de-activated at any time and the options you'll be able to pick 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 as well. The file should be put into the domain or subdomain folder and it must include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you can copy the entire content needed for the file from our Help section.