There are many 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 address, a URL forwarding is feasible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you could still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you could set up e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of function has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain address, you can forward the traffic, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active if you are communicating with customers or partners. In case you have two similar Internet sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you may redirect the site visitors to the other Internet site so as to prevent losing potential customers, while you shall still be able to access the administration area for the first site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with our Linux shared hosting packages, provides a URL forwarding tool which will allow you to redirect any domain name or subdomain hosted within your account to any URL - inside your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is very uncomplicated - you have to choose a domain/subdomain and then enter the URL it should be forwarded to. You could also forward a certain subfolder only. As an illustration, if you have and, you are able to forward only the latter. The tool has complex functions for more tech-savvy users too, including 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 section of the Control Panel.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every single semi-dedicated server package deal that we offer will enable you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without any difficulty. While this may be done manually by setting up a system file and by including certain content to it, we'll provide you with a user-friendly tool where you will just have to pick the domain/subdomain in question and to type the remote address. Our system will handle what's left, so a couple of seconds later the new redirection will be completely active. The more knowledgeable users could also make use of a couple of other customizable options, such as the option to choose the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). These options, and even the URL a domain is redirected to, can be modified with a couple of clicks at any time. In case you no longer need a redirection, you'll be able to delete it just as fast.