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 name, a URL forwarding is feasible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you may still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you can create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This sort of function has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain address, you could redirect the site visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one will still be active in case you are making contact with clients or partners. When you have two very similar Internet sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you could forward the site visitors to the other Internet site to prevent losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the administration area for the first website and work on it.

URL Redirector in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with our Linux shared website hosting plans, provides a URL redirection tool which will allow you to redirect any domain address or subdomain hosted within your account to any URL - in your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is extremely simple - you must choose a domain/subdomain and then input the URL it needs to be redirected to. You can also forward a specific subfolder only. As an example, when you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you may forward just the latter. The tool has advanced functions for more tech-savvy users also, such as the feature to choose the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so on. If you no longer require a redirection, you'll be able to deactivate it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel.

URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server packages include a very convenient tool which will offer you an automated and simple way to redirect any of your domain names to another URL. While this is in most cases done by creating a special file within the domain folder and by typing in specific content in it, our tool will enable you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to enter the desired remote web address. Our system shall do the rest and the redirection shall be active in seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you'll be able to pick a range of more advanced options as well, most notably the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You may even forward a particular folder instead of the root domain. You will be able to change these settings anytime, and to delete an active redirection from the exact same section where you have created it to start with.