There are many ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you may still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may create email addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of function has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain name, you could forward the visitors, but the emails with the old one will still be active if you are making contact with customers or partners. When you have 2 similar websites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the website visitors to the other website so that you can avoid losing potential clients, while you shall still be able to access the administration area for the first Internet site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with our cloud website hosting services, provides a URL redirection tool that 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. Creating a new redirection is very easy - you have to choose a domain/subdomain and then type the URL it needs to be forwarded to. You could also redirect a specific subfolder only. As an illustration, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you may redirect only the latter. The tool has complex functions for more tech-savvy users also, including the possibility to pick the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so on. If you no longer need a redirection, you can disable it with a click from the very same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer will permit you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without difficulty. While this can be carried out manually by setting up a system file and by including specific content to it, we will give you a user-friendly tool in which you will simply have to pick the domain/subdomain in question and to type the remote address. Our system will handle what's left, so a few seconds later the new redirection shall be 100% active. The more advanced users can also make use of a number of other customizable options, such as the option to pick the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). Each of these options, as well as the URL a domain is forwarded to, can be modified with a few clicks whenever you want. In case you no longer need a redirection, you'll be able to delete it just as fast.