There are many ways to forward site visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection 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 if you have a direct link to it and you could create e mail addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a function has several practical uses - if you want to switch your domain address, you can redirect the traffic, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active whenever you are getting in touch with clients or partners. In case you have 2 similar websites and you want to rebuild one of them, you may forward the website visitors to the other website so as to avoid losing potential clients, while you'll still be able to access the administration area for the first site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, supplied with our Linux website hosting packages, provides a URL forwarding tool that will allow you to redirect any domain address or subdomain hosted within your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is very simple - you have to choose a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it needs to be forwarded to. You may also forward a specific subfolder only. For instance, when you have and, you may redirect just the latter. The tool has advanced features for more tech-savvy users as well, such as the option to select the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so forth. If you no longer require a redirection, you can deactivate it with a click from the same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server solutions come with a very convenient tool that'll provide you with an automated and easy way to redirect any one of your domain names to an alternative URL. While this is commonly done by setting up a special file in the domain folder and by typing in specific content in it, our tool will allow you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the preferred remote Internet address. Our system will do the rest and the forwarding shall be activated in seconds. If you are more tech-savvy, you could pick a variety of more advanced options as well, such as the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You may even redirect a certain folder instead of the root domain. You'll be able to change these settings anytime, and to delete an active redirection from the same exact section in which you have created it to start with.