There are many ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly recommended. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL forwarding can be done only if the domain 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 e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of function has several practical uses - if you want to switch your domain name, you can forward the site visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active in case you are making contact with customers or partners. When you have 2 identical sites and you would like to rebuild one of them, you can forward the visitors to the other Internet site to prevent losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the admin area for the first website and develop it.
URL Redirector in Website Hosting
We offer a handy and really simple-to-use tool for setting up a URL redirection, so in case you have a website hosting account with us, you can benefit from it, if required. Any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account may be redirected, so you'll simply have to select the one you need from a drop-down menu, to pick if the main folder or a subfolder will be forwarded and to type the new web address, regardless if it is pointing to a different website within your account or to a site on a remote web server. The forwarding will be active almost instantaneously. If you're more knowledgeable, you'll have a number of advanced options to choose from as well - the redirection method (match or direct), the type (301 Permanent or 302 Temporary) and so forth. All the redirections will be listed in the same section, so whenever you don't require a specific one anymore, you can cancel it with a mouse click.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server plan which we provide will permit you to redirect any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL easily. While this may be done manually by setting up a system file and by adding certain content to it, we shall provide you with a user-friendly tool in which you will only have to choose the domain/subdomain in question and to input the remote address. Our system will handle the rest, so a few seconds later the new redirection will be fully active. The more experienced users can also make use of a number of other customizable options, like the option to choose the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). These options, and even the URL a domain is forwarded to, could be altered with a few clicks anytime. In case you no longer need a redirection, you'll be able to delete it just as quickly.