There are a number of ways to forward website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection can be done only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you may still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you may set up e mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of function has many practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain name, you could redirect the visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one will still be active if you are communicating with customers or partners. When you have two identical websites and you want to rebuild one of them, you may redirect the site visitors to the other site to prevent losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the admin area for the first site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with our Linux shared hosting
, features a URL redirection tool that will enable you to redirect any domain or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - inside your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is rather uncomplicated - you have to choose a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it has to be redirected to. You could also redirect a specific subfolder only. As an example, when you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you could forward only the latter. The tool has sophisticated options for more tech-savvy users also, including the possibility to choose the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, etc. If you no longer need a redirection, you are able to deactivate it with a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server
package deal which we provide will allow you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL with ease. While this can be done manually by creating a system file and by including particular content to it, we shall give you a user-friendly tool in which you will only have to pick the domain/subdomain in question and to type in the remote address. Our system will handle everything else, so a few seconds later the new redirection will be completely active. The more experienced users may also make use of a few other customizable options, like the option to select the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). Any of these options, and even the URL a domain is forwarded to, may be changed with a couple of clicks anytime. When you no longer require a redirection, you could delete it just as quickly.