If a specific page on a site does not load for some reason or in case a link is not working, the visitor will see an error page with a generic message. The page shall have nothing in common with the rest of the Internet site, that may make the visitor leave the site. A possible solution in such a case is a feature made available from some web hosting service providers - the option to set up your own custom error pages that shall have the same design and style as your Internet site and that may contain any text or images which you want depending on the specific error. There are four popular errors that can occur and they involve these so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the server and it can't be processed; 401, if you're supposed to log in to see a web page, but you haven't done so yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to see a particular page; and 404, if a link which you've clicked leads to a file which does not exist. In all of these cases, website visitors will be able to see your custom made content as opposed to a generic error page.

Custom Error Pages in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to set up custom error pages for each of your Internet sites effortlessly when you use any of our Linux cloud packages. This can be done through the Hosted Domains part of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts and when you go there, you can set your personalized pages independently for any domain or subdomain. You must upload the files to your account before you start and input the links to them through the process. This function could be de-activated at any time and the options you will be able to choose from are a standard page from our system or a default Apache server page. Customized error pages may be set with an .htaccess file as well. The file should be placed in the domain or subdomain folder and it should include some system code and links to the pages. If you are not tech-savvy, you can copy the whole content you'll need for the file from our Help section.