There are many ways to forward website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently preferred. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL redirection is feasible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you could set up email addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a feature has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain name, 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. In case you have 2 very similar Internet sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could forward the traffic to the other Internet site to avoid losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the admin area for the first Internet site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting, provides a URL redirection tool that will permit you to redirect any domain name or subdomain hosted within your account to any URL - in your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is incredibly simple - you have to select a domain/subdomain and then type the URL it needs to be forwarded to. You could also redirect a particular subfolder only. For instance, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you can forward only the latter. The tool has complex features for more tech-savvy users as well, including the possibility to select the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so on. If you no longer need a redirection, you could deactivate it with a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server package which we offer will allow you to redirect any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without difficulty. While this can be done manually by creating a system file and by adding specific content to it, we'll provide you with a user-friendly tool in which you will just need to choose the domain/subdomain in question and to input the remote address. Our system will take care of what's left, so a couple of seconds later the new redirection will be fully active. The more advanced users can also make use of a couple of other customizable options, like the option to pick the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). All of these options, along with the URL a domain is redirected to, may be altered with just a few mouse clicks at any time. If you no longer require a redirection, you could delete it just as fast.