There are various ways to redirect traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you may still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you can create email addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of function has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain address, you could redirect the visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active in the event that you are communicating with customers or partners. When you have two very similar Internet sites and you would like to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the traffic to the other website so that you can avoid losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the admin area for the first website and develop it.
URL Redirector in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with our shared website hosting plans, includes a URL redirection tool that will enable you to redirect any domain or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - in your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is quite uncomplicated - you need to pick a domain/subdomain and then type the URL it has to be forwarded to. You can also forward a certain subfolder only. As an example, when you have and, you could redirect just the latter. The tool has advanced functions for more tech-savvy users as well, like the possibility to choose 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 may 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 handy tool that'll supply you with an automated and simple way to redirect any one of your domain names to a different URL. While this is in most cases done by creating a special file inside the domain folder and by entering specific content inside it, our tool will enable you to select a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the preferred remote web address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection shall be active in just seconds. If you are more tech-savvy, you may select a number of more advanced options as well, among them the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You may also redirect a specific folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to modify these settings whenever you want, and even to delete an active redirection from the very same section where you have created it from the start.