There are many ways to forward visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes preferred. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you can still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may set up e mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This sort of function has lots of practical uses - if you want to switch your domain address, you may redirect the site visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active in the event that you are making contact with clients or partners. If you have 2 identical websites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you may forward the website visitors to the other website in order to avoid losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the administration area for the first site and work on it.

URL Redirector in Hosting

When you host your sites with us and you have a hosting plan, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the website visitors from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different Internet address. The process takes a few simple steps via an user-friendly interface, so you may create a redirection even if you don't have previous experience. You'll only have to choose a domain or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to select the folder where the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL to which the site visitors have to be sent to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you set up may be deactivated from the same section of the Control Panel, in the event you do not require it anymore.

URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server packages come with a very handy tool that'll provide you with an automated and uncomplicated way to redirect any one of your domain names to another URL. While this is usually done by creating a special file inside the domain folder and by entering specific content inside it, our tool will allow you to pick a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the needed remote web address. Our system shall do the rest and the redirection will be enabled in seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can select a range of more advanced options as well, most notably the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can even forward a specific folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to change these settings whenever you want, and even to delete an existing redirection from the same section where you have created it to start with.