If a particular page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the site visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the website, that may make the visitor leave the site. A likely solution in cases like this is a feature made available from some website hosting companies - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages that shall have the same design as your website and which can contain any text or images that you would like depending on the specific error. There are 4 common errors that can take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your world-wide web browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you haven't done this yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, if a link that you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In each of these scenarios, site visitors will be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting which we supply support tailor-made error pages and it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to use this feature. The option is included in the Hosted Domains section of your Control Panel where you'll have to enter the links to the custom-made files using basic drop-down menus and a user-friendly interface. Of course, you have to upload them inside your account before that. In case you do not want to use this function at some point, you could deactivate it just as fast and pick an Apache server page or a default page from our system to be displayed whenever your visitors encounter an error. If you prefer, you could also use an .htaccess file to permit the custom made error pages. The file needs to have a specific line of code plus a link for every error type and you can easily find an example of the entire content for all four error types in our Help section.