If a particular page on a website doesn't load for some reason or if a link is not working, the website visitor shall see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that may make the visitor leave your site. A possible solution in this case is a feature made available from some web hosting companies - the ability to set your own custom error pages that will have exactly the same design as your Internet site and which may contain any images or text that you would like depending on the particular error. There are four standard errors which may take place and they involve the following so-called HTTP status codes - 400, when your web browser sends a bad request to the web server and it cannot be processed; 401, in case you are supposed to log in to see a webpage, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to view a certain page; and 404, in case a link that you have clicked leads to a file which doesn't exist. In all of these scenarios, visitors shall be able to see your personalized content instead of a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can set custom made error pages for any of them with ease through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks in the Hosted Domains section, you can modify the default setting from a system page to a custom one for any of the four error types. All you have to do is supply a link to each file that you've uploaded before that and then save the change. If needed, you will be able to revert this customization whenever you want and in exactly the same way. If you want, you may use an .htaccess file too. It has to be created/uploaded inside the domain or subdomain folder related to the website whose error pages you intend to change and the content for this sort of file can be found in our Help article about this matter.