If a certain page on an Internet site doesn't load for some reason or in case a link is broken, the visitor will see an error page with some generic message. The page will have nothing in common with the rest of the site, that can make the visitor leave the website. A potential solution in cases like this is a feature offered by some hosting service providers - the option to set your own customized error pages that will have identical design as your website and that could contain any images or text that you would like depending on the particular error. There are four common errors which can occur and they involve the following 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, in case you are supposed to log in to see a web page, but you have not done so yet; 403, if you do not have an authorization to see a specific page; and 404, when a link which you have clicked leads to a file that does not exist. In each of these cases, website visitors will be able to see your custom content rather than a generic error page.
Custom Error Pages in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers support customized error pages, so you'll be able to employ this feature for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account. All it will take to do this is to check out the Hosted Domains section of the Hepsia CP, to click the Edit button related to the specific domain/subdomain and then to input the link to the custom file. You could do this individually for each error type. You will be able to switch back to a default error page at any time if required and the change shall take effect right away. Another way to achieve the very same result is to put an .htaccess file inside the domain or subdomain folder of the website which you would like to edit and to input a couple of lines of code inside it. If you need to try this method, you could copy and paste the necessary code from our Knowledge Base article on custom error pages, therefore you shall not need any coding skills or previous experience.