There are various ways to redirect site visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often recommended. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you could still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may create email addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of feature has lots of practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain name, you may redirect the visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active in case you are communicating with clients or partners. In case you have 2 very similar sites and you would like to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the traffic to the other website so as to avoid losing potential clients, while you shall still be able to access the administrator area for the first Internet site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your websites with us and you have a cloud website hosting package, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the traffic from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. This process takes a number of basic steps through an easy-to-use interface, so you could set up a redirection even when you have zero previous experience. You will simply need to select a domain address or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to choose the folder in which the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL to which the site visitors have to be forwarded to. For more proficient users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding that you set up may be deactivated from the same exact section of the Control Panel, if you don't need it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server package deal we provide will permit you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL effortlessly. While this can be carried out manually by setting up a system file and by including certain content to it, we'll provide you with a user-friendly tool in which you will only need to select the domain/subdomain in question and to type the remote address. Our system will take care of everything else, so a couple of seconds later the new redirection will be 100% active. The more expert users may also make use of a few other customizable options, such as the option to choose the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). These options, as well as the URL a domain is redirected to, can be altered with just a few mouse clicks at any time. In case you no longer require a redirection, you could delete it just as fast.