If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not functioning, the site visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which can make the visitor leave your Internet site. A potential solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some website hosting providers - the option to set up your own personalized error pages which will have exactly the same design as your website and which can contain any images or text which you want depending on the specific error. There are four well-known errors that can occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the hosting 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 do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these situations, site visitors will be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to set up personalized error pages for each of your domains or subdomains. The feature is supported by all cloud hosting plans that we provide, so once you log in to your Hepsia CP and navigate to the Hosted Domains section, you can click on the Edit button for a domain/subdomain and in the pop-up that"ll appear, you may choose the type of error page which should show up - a default one from our system, a typical Apache web server page or a personalized one. For the last mentioned alternative, you'll have to specify the URL to the page, so when you use custom pages, you need to upload the files in your Internet hosting account first. Another way is to use an .htaccess file located in the domain or subdomain folder with a line for every error type. The precise syntax can be seen in our Knowledge Base, so you can use this feature even if you do not have any previous experience.