If a certain page on a site doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not functioning, 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, that may make the visitor leave your website. A potential solution in cases like this is a function made available from some website hosting service providers - the option to set up your own custom error pages which will have exactly the same layout as your website and that could contain any text or images that you'd like based on the specific error. There are four standard errors that may take place and they involve these particular so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your Internet browser sends a bad request to the web server and it can't be processed; 401, if you are supposed to log in to see some webpage, but you have not done this yet; 403, if you do not have a permission to view a certain page; and 404, if a link that you have clicked leads to a file that doesn't exist. In all of these situations, site visitors shall be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set tailor-made error pages for any of them effortlessly using our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With a couple of clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you are able to change the default setting from a system page to a custom one for any of the 4 error types. All you must do is supply a link to every file which you have uploaded before that and then save the change. If required, you will be able to revert this customization at any time and in exactly the same way. If you want, you may use an .htaccess file too. It must be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder belonging to the internet site whose error pages you want to alter and the content for this type of file can be found in our Help article on this matter.