If a certain 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 site, which can make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some website hosting providers - the ability to set your own customized error pages which shall have the same layout as your Internet site and which could contain any text or images you want depending on the particular error. There are four well-known errors which may occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see some page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Hosting

The custom made error pages function is available with every single hosting package deal which we offer and you shall be able to replace all of the generic pages with your own with no more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting CP. You shall need to develop the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a given domain or subdomain via the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel. You can easily do this for each and every site hosted inside the account individually, so that each group of custom pages will have identical layout as the Internet site it's part of. When necessary, you could always revert back to a default page from our system or to a default Apache server page. One other way to set custom made error pages is to create an .htaccess file in the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you have never done this before, you could simply copy the required program code from our Help article about this.