If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or if a link is broken, the visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave your site. A potential solution in this case is a feature offered by some website hosting service providers - the ability to set your own custom-made error pages which will have identical style and design as your website and that could contain any text or images you want depending on the specific error. There are four well-known errors which may 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 hosting server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you don't have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In any of these scenarios, visitors will be able to see your custom content as opposed to a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Shared Hosting
The customized error pages feature is provided with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you will be able to replace all of the generic pages with your own with no more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll need to create the actual files and to upload them to your account, then to set them for a specific domain or subdomain from the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP. You can easily do this for each site hosted inside the account independently, so that each group of personalized pages shall have the very same design and style as the Internet site it is part of. If needed, you can always go back to a default page from our system or to the default Apache server page. An alternate way to set personalized error pages is to create an .htaccess file inside the domain/subdomain root folder and to add a few lines in it. If you haven't done this before, you may simply copy the required code from our Help article about the subject.