There are a lot of ways to forward site visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you could still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you can set up e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a function has many practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain address, you can forward the site visitors, but the emails with the old one shall still be active in the event that you are making contact with customers or partners. If you have 2 identical sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you may redirect the traffic to the other site in order to avoid losing potential customers, while you shall still be able to access the administrator area for the first Internet site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites with us and you have a shared website hosting package, you shall be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the website visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative Internet address. This process takes a few basic steps through an user-friendly interface, so you may create a redirection even when you have no previous experience. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to select the folder where the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL where the traffic must be redirected to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you create may be deactivated from the same exact section of the CP, in the event you do not need it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages come with a very handy tool which will supply you with an automated and simple way to forward any one of your domains some other URL. While this is in most cases done by setting up a special file inside the domain folder and by inputting specific content in it, our tool will permit you to pick a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the desired remote Internet address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection shall be active within seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can pick a number of more advanced options too, particularly the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can also redirect a certain folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to edit these settings anytime, and also to delete an existing redirection from the same section where you have created it from the start.