There are a lot of ways to redirect traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection is feasible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you could still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you could create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of function has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain name, you could redirect the site visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active in the event that you are making contact with clients or partners. In case you have 2 identical Internet sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you may forward the traffic to the other Internet site in order to prevent losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the administrator area for the first site and work on it.

URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your websites with us and you have a cloud website hosting package, you shall be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the website visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative Internet address. The procedure takes just a few basic steps through an intuitive interface, so you can set up a redirection even in case you have no previous experience. You'll only have to pick a domain name or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection will be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL where the website visitors must be forwarded to. For more proficient users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection you create may be deactivated from the same section of the Control Panel, when you do not need it anymore.