Interested what a URL Redirector is and just how URL redirection operates as a whole?
There are various ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes preferred. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding can be done only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you could still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you could create email addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of function has many practical uses - if you want to switch your domain, you may forward the traffic, but the e-mails with the old one will still be active if you are getting in touch with clients or partners. If you have 2 similar sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you can forward the traffic to the other Internet site so that you can avoid losing potential clients, while you shall still be able to access the administration area for the first website and work on it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia CP, which comes with our Linux cloud plans
, features a URL redirection tool that will enable you to forward 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 rather uncomplicated - you must choose a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it needs to be redirected to. You may also forward a certain subfolder only. As an illustration, when you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you'll be able to forward just the latter. The tool has advanced features for more tech-savvy users as well, including 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 are able to disable it with a click from the exact same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated servers
, you'll get access to a helpful tool, which you can use to forward any domain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. The tool is a component of the advanced Hepsia Control Panel and may be used by both proficient users and novices. In case that you have no previous experience, you can redirect a domain or a subdomain by selecting it and then by typing or pasting the remote URL. If you are experienced, you can also choose if the type of the redirection should be permanent or temporary and if the method must be direct or match. Any of these options may be changed at any time along with the URL, so you will not need to create a new redirection if you'd like to adjust something. Of course, when you no longer need a given domain or subdomain to be forwarded, you could delete the redirection with ease.