There are a number of ways to redirect website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding can be done only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you can 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 sort of function has numerous practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain address, you could forward the visitors, but the emails with the old one shall still be active whenever you are making contact with customers or partners. When you have two similar sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you can forward the website visitors to the other Internet site to avoid losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the administration area for the first Internet site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites with us and you have a shared hosting package deal, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative web address. The task takes just a few basic steps through an intuitive interface, so you may create a redirection even if you have no previous experience. You will only need to select a domain address or a subdomain via a drop-down list, to choose the folder in which the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the traffic should be redirected to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection you create could be deactivated from the same exact section of the Control Panel, if you do not need it anymore.