There are many 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 address, a URL forwarding is feasible 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 create email addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of feature has lots of practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain, you may forward the visitors, but the e-mails with the old one will still be active whenever you are getting in touch with clients or partners. When you have two identical Internet sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you can forward the traffic to the other website to avoid losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the administrator area for the first site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
If you host your sites with us and you have a shared hosting plan, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the traffic from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different web address. This process takes several basic steps through an user-friendly interface, so you can set up a redirection even if you don't have any previous experience. You will simply have to select a domain name or a subdomain via a drop-down list, to choose the folder where the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to enter the URL to which the traffic have to be sent to. For more advanced users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you create can be deactivated from the same exact section of the Control Panel, if you don't need it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server solutions come with a very handy tool that'll offer you an automated and uncomplicated way to redirect any one of your domains to an alternative URL. While this is typically done by setting up a special file within the domain folder and by entering specific content within it, our tool will enable you to pick a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to input the desired remote web address. Our system will do the rest and the forwarding will be activated in seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may select a variety of more advanced options also, particularly the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can also redirect a certain folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to change these settings at any time, and to delete an existing redirection from the very same section in which you have created it to start with.