There are many ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently recommended. In contrast to parking a domain address, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you may create email addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a function has numerous practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain address, you could redirect the traffic, but the emails with the old one shall still be active whenever you are getting in touch with clients or partners. When you have two very similar Internet sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the website visitors to the other Internet site so as to avoid losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the administrator area for the first website and improve it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with our shared hosting, includes a URL redirection tool which will allow you to redirect any domain address or subdomain hosted within your account to any URL - inside your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is extremely simple - you must choose a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it should be redirected to. You can also forward a particular subfolder only. For instance, when you have and, you could forward just the latter. The tool has complex features for more tech-savvy users too, such as the feature to select the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so on. If you no longer need a redirection, you are able to deactivate it with a click from the same exact section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every semi-dedicated server plan which we offer will enable you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL effortlessly. While this may be done manually by creating a system file and by adding certain content to it, we'll give you a user-friendly tool where you will simply have to select the domain/subdomain in question and to type the remote address. Our system will handle everything else, so a few seconds later the new redirection will be fully active. The more advanced users could also make use of a number of other customizable options, including the option to choose the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). These options, and the URL a domain is redirected to, could be modified with a few clicks anytime. If you no longer require a redirection, you'll be able to delete it just as easily.