URL redirection permits you to forward traffic from one website to another. In contrast to forwarding a domain name by parking it when the domain is sort of unusable, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain address is hosted, meaning that you shall still be able to set up completely functional subdomains and e-mail addresses or even to have content for the domain name in question, although it will not be accessible directly. If you have an Internet site, for instance, but you want to launch one or a number of localized websites for different towns or countries, you will be able to work on them without a difficulty. If a visitor opens any of the new domains, however, they shall be sent to the existing site. That way, you shall not miss customers while building the localized Internet sites.
URL Redirector in Hosting
If you host your Internet sites with our company and you have a hosting plan, you shall be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the site visitors from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. The procedure takes a number of easy steps via an intuitive interface, so you can set up a redirection even if you don't have any previous experience. You will simply need to choose a domain name or a subdomain via a drop-down list, to select the folder in which the redirection will be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL where the site visitors should be redirected to. For more advanced users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you create may be deactivated from the same exact section of the CP, in the event you don't require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server plans include a very useful tool that'll provide you with an automated and simple way to forward any one of your domain names to an alternative URL. While this is normally done by creating a special file in the domain folder and by typing in specific content inside it, our tool will allow you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to input the preferred remote Internet address. Our system shall do the rest and the forwarding will be enabled within seconds. If you're more tech-savvy, you'll be able to select a variety of more advanced options as well, particularly the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can even forward a particular folder instead of the root domain. You will be able to edit these settings at any time, and even to delete an existing redirection from the same exact section where you have created it in the first place.