URL redirection enables you to forward traffic from one Internet site to another. In contrast to redirecting a domain address by parking it when the domain is unusable, a URL forwarding is possible only if the domain address is hosted, meaning that you will still be able to set up 100% functional subdomains and e-mail addresses or even to have content for the domain in question, even though it won't be accessible directly. If you currently have a site, for instance, but you want to launch one or many localized Internet sites for different towns or countries, you shall be able to work on them without any problem. If a site visitor opens any of the new domains, however, they shall be forwarded to the existing website. That way, you'll not miss potential customers while developing the localized websites.
URL Redirector in Web Hosting
When you host your sites with us and you have a web hosting package deal, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the site visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative web address. This process takes a few simple steps via an user-friendly interface, so you may create a redirection even if you don't have previous experience. You will only have to choose a domain address or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection will be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the visitors should be forwarded to. For more experienced users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding which you set up can be deactivated from the very same section of the Control Panel, in the event you do not require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server solutions come with a very useful tool that'll supply you with an automated and easy way to redirect any one of your domain names to an alternative URL. While this is typically done by creating a special file inside the domain folder and by typing specific content within it, our tool will allow you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the preferred remote Internet address. Our system will do the rest and the forwarding will be enabled in seconds. If you're more tech-savvy, you can pick a range of more advanced options too, most notably the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You may also forward a particular folder instead of the root domain. You shall be able to change these settings whenever you want, as well as to delete an existing redirection from the exact same section in which you have created it in the first place.