If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that could make the visitor leave the site. A potential solution in such a case is a feature made available from some web hosting service providers - the option to set your own custom-made error pages which will have exactly the same design as your Internet site and that could contain any text or images you want dependent upon the particular error. There are 4 standard errors which could take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, when a link that you've clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In each of these situations, visitors will be able to see your customized content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than several clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option can be found in the Hosted Domains section of your CP in which you will need to enter the links to the custom-made files via simple drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Needless to say, you should upload them in your account before that. If you don't want to employ this feature at some point, you could disable it just as easily and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed when your visitors encounter an error. If you'd prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to activate the personalized error pages. The file has to contain a particular line of code as well as a link for each error type and you can discover an example of the whole content for all four error types in our Help section.