There are many ways to forward website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes favored. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you could still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may create e mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of feature has lots of practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain address, you could redirect the traffic, but the emails with the old one shall still be active in case you are communicating with clients or partners. If you have 2 very similar Internet sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the site visitors to the other Internet site in order to avoid losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the administration area for the first website and work on it.

URL Redirector in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites with us and you have a website hosting plan, you shall be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different Internet address. The procedure takes a few easy steps via an easy-to-use interface, so you can create a redirection even in case you have zero previous experience. You'll simply need to choose a domain name or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to choose the folder where the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the traffic have to be sent to. For more experienced users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection which you set up can be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, in the event you don't require it anymore.

URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans feature a very useful tool that will supply you with an automated and easy way to redirect any one of your domain addresses to an alternative URL. While this is in most cases done by creating a special file within the domain folder and by typing specific content inside it, our tool will permit you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type in the preferred remote Internet address. Our system shall do the rest and the redirection will be active in just seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you'll be able to select a variety of more advanced options also, among them the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can even redirect a certain folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to edit these settings anytime, and to delete an existing redirection from the very same section in which you have created it from the start.