There are a lot of ways to redirect site visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly preferred. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding is feasible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you could still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you can set up e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of function has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain address, you may redirect the traffic, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active if you are making contact with clients or partners. In case you have 2 identical Internet sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could forward the website visitors to the other Internet site in order to prevent losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the administration area for the first website and improve it.
URL Redirector in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting service, provides a URL forwarding tool which will allow you to redirect any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account to any URL - inside your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is rather easy - you have to pick a domain/subdomain and then enter the URL it should be forwarded to. You could also redirect a specific subfolder only. As an illustration, when you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you could forward just the latter. The tool has advanced features for more tech-savvy users too, like the possibility to pick 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 disable it with a click from the same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server plan which we offer will permit you to redirect any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without any difficulty. While this can be done manually by setting up a system file and by adding specific content to it, we shall supply you with a user-friendly tool where you will just need to choose the domain/subdomain in question and to enter the remote address. Our system will take care of everything else, so a few seconds later the new redirection shall be 100% active. The more experienced users may also make use of a couple of other customizable options, such as the option to pick the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). All of these options, and the URL a domain is forwarded to, could be changed with a few mouse clicks at any time. In case you no longer need a redirection, you'll be able to delete it just as fast.