There are many ways to redirect website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently recommended. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you may create email addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a feature has numerous practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain name, you could forward the visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active if you are making contact with clients or partners. In case you have 2 identical Internet sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you can forward the visitors to the other website so as to prevent losing potential customers, while you shall still be able to access the administration area for the first site and improve it.

URL Redirector in Website Hosting

When you host your websites with us and you have a website hosting plan, you will 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 an alternative web address. The task takes a number of easy steps through an easy-to-use interface, so you can create a redirection even if you have zero previous experience. You'll only have to select a domain address or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to choose the folder in which the redirection will be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL where the traffic must be sent to. For more proficient users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection you create could be deactivated from the exact same section of the Control Panel, in the event you do not require it anymore.