There are various ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often recommended. In contrast to parking a domain address, a URL forwarding is feasible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you could 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 type of feature has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain name, you can redirect the traffic, but the emails with the old one will still be active in the event that you are getting in touch with customers or partners. When you have two identical websites and you want to rebuild one of them, you can forward the website visitors to the other website to avoid losing potential customers, while you shall still be able to access the admin area for the first Internet site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared website hosting, features a URL redirection tool that will enable you to redirect any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your account to any URL - in your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is extremely easy - you need to select a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it needs to be forwarded to. You could also redirect a specific subfolder only. As an illustration, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you'll be able to forward just the latter. The tool has advanced options for more tech-savvy users as well, like the possibility to select the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so forth. If you no longer require a redirection, you may deactivate it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated hosting services, you will get access to a useful tool, that you can use to forward any domain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is part of the innovative Hepsia Control Panel and can be used by both expert users and beginners. In case you have no previous experience, you can forward a domain or a subdomain by selecting it and then by typing in or pasting the remote URL. In case you are expert, you may also decide if the type of the redirection should be permanent or temporary and if the method has to be direct or match. Each of these options can be changed whenever you want as well as the URL, so you won't have to create a new redirection if you would like to change something. Of course, when you no longer need a given domain or subdomain to be redirected, you can delete the redirection without any difficulty.