There are a number of ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently recommended. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL forwarding is feasible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you could set up email addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a function has several practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain, you can forward the site visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active if you are making contact with clients or partners. When you have 2 very similar websites and you want to rebuild one of them, you can forward the site visitors to the other website so as to prevent losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the admin area for the first site and develop it.

URL Redirector in Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites with us and you have a web hosting package, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the traffic from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. The task takes a few easy steps via an intuitive interface, so you may set up a redirection even when you have no previous experience. You will simply need to choose a domain name or a subdomain via a drop-down list, to select the folder where the redirection will be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the visitors should be forwarded to. For more advanced users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding that you set up can be deactivated from the same section of the CP, when you do not require it anymore.

URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans come with a very convenient tool that will supply you with an automated and easy way to forward any of your domain names some other URL. While this is normally done by creating a special file in the domain folder and by entering specific content inside it, our tool will allow you to pick a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type in the preferred remote web address. Our system shall do the rest and the forwarding shall be activated in just seconds. If you're more tech-savvy, you could pick a number of more advanced options too, including the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can also forward a particular folder instead of the root domain. You will be able to modify these settings whenever you want, as well as to delete an existing redirection from the same exact section where you have created it to begin with.