There are a number of ways to redirect traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes preferred. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection can be done only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you can 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. Such a function has several practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain, you could forward the traffic, but the emails with the old one shall still be active whenever you are communicating with customers or partners. In case you have 2 identical Internet sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you may redirect the visitors to the other website so as to avoid losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the admin area for the first site and improve it.
URL Redirector in Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with our web hosting plans, includes a URL forwarding tool that will enable you to forward any domain name or subdomain hosted within your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is incredibly simple - you need to select a domain/subdomain and then input the URL it should be forwarded to. You may also forward a specific subfolder only. As an illustration, when you have and, you'll be able to redirect just the latter. The tool has complex options for more tech-savvy users also, such as the possibility 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 need a redirection, you are able to deactivate 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 handy tool that will offer you an automated and easy way to redirect any one of your domains to another URL. While this is usually done by setting up a special file within 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 input the desired remote Internet address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection shall be active in just seconds. If you are more tech-savvy, you'll be able to select a range of more advanced options too, most notably the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You may also forward a certain folder instead of the root domain. You shall be able to edit these settings anytime, and even to delete an existing redirection from the exact same section where you have created it to start with.