There are a lot of ways to forward website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding is feasible 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 can create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of function has numerous practical uses - if you want to switch your domain, you could redirect the visitors, but the e-mails with the old one will still be active if you are getting in touch with customers or partners. When you have 2 similar sites and you would like to rebuild one of them, you may redirect the site visitors to the other website so that you can avoid losing potential clients, while you'll still be able to access the administrator area for the first website and work on it.
URL Redirector in Hosting
The Hepsia CP, supplied with our hosting, provides a URL redirection tool that will enable you to redirect any domain or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is quite simple - you must pick a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it has to be redirected to. You could also redirect a particular subfolder only. For example, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you could redirect just the latter. The tool has complex options for more tech-savvy users also, including the possibility to select 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 same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages include a very useful tool that'll supply you with an automated and simple way to redirect any of your domain names to an alternative URL. While this is in most cases done by setting up a special file in the domain folder and by typing specific content in it, our tool will enable you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the needed remote Internet address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection shall be enabled in just seconds. If 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 even redirect a certain folder instead of the root domain. You shall be able to edit these settings at any time, and to delete an existing redirection from the same exact section in which you have created it to start with.