There are various ways to redirect site visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly recommended. 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 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. Such a feature has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain name, you could forward the visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one will still be active in the event that you are getting in touch with clients or partners. If you have 2 identical sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you can redirect the traffic to the other website so that you can prevent losing potential clients, while you'll still be able to access the admin area for the first website and improve it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host your websites with us and you have a cloud website hosting package deal, you shall be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the site visitors from any domain address and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative Internet address. The procedure takes a number of basic steps through an user-friendly interface, so you could create a redirection even when you have zero previous experience. You will only have to choose a domain address or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to pick the folder in which the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL where the traffic must be sent to. For more proficient users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding that you create may be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, in case you don't require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server solutions feature a very handy tool that will provide you with an automated and simple way to forward any one of your domains some other URL. While this is typically done by creating a special file in the domain folder and by inputting specific content in it, our tool will allow you to pick a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type in the preferred remote Internet address. Our system shall do the rest and the redirection will be enabled in seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can pick a number of more advanced options too, such as the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can also forward a specific folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to modify these settings whenever you want, as well as to delete an active redirection from the same section where you have created it initially.