There are various ways to forward visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often recommended. In contrast to parking a domain address, a URL forwarding can be done only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can 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. Such a function has lots of practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain, you can forward the site visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one will still be active if you are communicating with clients or partners. When you have two very similar sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the traffic to the other site in order to prevent losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the administration area for the first Internet site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with our Linux cloud hosting
, features a URL redirection tool that will enable you to redirect any domain or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is incredibly uncomplicated - you must choose a domain/subdomain and then type the URL it has to be forwarded to. You may also forward a specific subfolder only. For example, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you are able to forward only the latter. The tool has complex functions for more tech-savvy users too, such as the feature to select 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'll be able to disable it with a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you obtain any of our Linux semi-dedicated plans
, you will get access to a useful tool, which you can use to redirect any domain hosted in the account with a couple of mouse clicks. The tool is an element of the advanced Hepsia Control Panel and may be used by both advanced users and beginners. In case that you have no previous experience, you can redirect a domain or a subdomain by selecting it and then by inputting or pasting the remote URL. If you're experienced, you could also choose if the type of the redirection has to be permanent or temporary and if the method should be direct or match. All of these options can be modified anytime as well as the URL, so you won't have to create a new redirection if you would like to change something. Needless to say, when you no longer require a certain domain or subdomain to be forwarded, you can delete the redirection effortlessly.