There are a lot of ways to redirect traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often recommended. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you can still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you could create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a feature has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain address, you can forward the visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active if you are communicating with customers or partners. When you have two identical Internet sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you can forward the website visitors to the other site in order to avoid losing potential clients, while you'll still be able to access the administrator area for the first site and improve it.
URL Redirector in Website Hosting
If 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 visitors from any domain address and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another Internet address. This process takes a few basic steps via an user-friendly interface, so you could set up a redirection even if you have no previous experience. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder in which the redirection will be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the website visitors must be redirected to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection which you set up can be deactivated from the same exact section of the CP, in case you don't need it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you open a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you wish to redirect any one of your domains or subdomains, you can use the handy redirection tool that we have incorporated with our custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It shall enable you to forward the website visitors within seconds, due to the fact that all you will have to do is select a domain/subdomain and enter the Internet address of the other site. The forwarding will take effect quickly. If you are proficient, you'll be able to edit different options, like the type of the forwarding - temporary or permanent, and the method - direct or match. These options may be modified for any already present redirection as well, so you will not need to create a new one if you want to modify something. You'll be able to remove a redirection by clicking on the Delete button associated with it.