There are a number of ways to redirect traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently preferred. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection is feasible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you may still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you may 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 forward the traffic, but the e-mail messages with the old one will still be active in case you are communicating with customers or partners. In case you have two identical websites and you need to rebuild one of them, you can redirect the traffic to the other website in order to prevent losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the administrator area for the first website and develop it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your websites with our company and you have a cloud website hosting package deal, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the website visitors from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different web address. The task takes several simple steps through an intuitive interface, so you can create a redirection even in case you don't have any previous experience. You will simply need to choose a domain name or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL where the website visitors must be sent to. For more proficient users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you set up may be deactivated from the same exact section of the Control Panel, in case you don't require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server packages come with a very convenient tool which will offer you an automated and easy way to forward any one of your domain names to an alternative URL. While this is commonly done by creating a special file inside the domain folder and by inputting specific content in it, our tool will permit you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to enter the needed remote Internet address. Our system shall do the rest and the forwarding shall be active in just seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can pick a range of more advanced options also, among them the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You may even redirect a particular folder instead of the root domain. You shall be able to modify these settings at any time, and even to delete an existing redirection from the very same section in which you have created it to begin with.