There are many ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly favored. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL forwarding is feasible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may set up e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This sort of function has lots of practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain address, you could redirect the traffic, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active in case you are getting in touch with customers or partners. If you have 2 similar sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you may redirect the traffic to the other site so as to prevent losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the administration area for the first site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites with our company and you have a cloud hosting package deal, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the site visitors from any domain address and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative web address. This process takes just a few easy steps via an user-friendly interface, so you could create a redirection even in case you don't have any previous experience. You'll simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to choose the folder in which the redirection will be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL where the visitors have to be redirected to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection which you create can be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, in the event you do not require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server package we offer will enable you to redirect any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without any difficulty. While this may be done manually by setting up a system file and by adding specific content to it, we will offer you a user-friendly tool where you will just need to select the domain/subdomain in question and to enter the remote address. Our system will handle what's left, so a few seconds later the new redirection shall be completely active. The more expert users can also make use of a few other customizable options, like the option to pick the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). These options, plus the URL a domain is redirected to, can be altered with several clicks at any time. In case you no longer require a redirection, you can delete it just as quickly.