If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the website visitor shall see an error page with a generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, which could make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in cases like this is a function offered by some website hosting providers - the ability to set up your own custom-made error pages that will have the same layout as your website and that may contain any text or images which you want based on the specific error. There are four well-known errors that could occur 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 cannot be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a certain page; and 404, in case a link which you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these cases, visitors shall be able to see your personalized content rather than a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Shared Web Hosting

The customized error pages feature is provided with every shared web hosting package deal that we offer and you shall be able to replace the generic pages with your own with no more than several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting CP. You'll have to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, and then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can do this for every web site hosted inside the account independently, so that every set of personalized pages shall have the same design as the website it is part of. If required, you could always go back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. An alternate way to set custom error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to include a few lines in it. If you have not done this before, you can simply copy the necessary program code from our Help article about this.