URL redirection allows you to redirect visitors from one site to another. In contrast to forwarding a domain address by parking it when the domain is practically unusable, a URL forwarding is possible only if the domain is hosted, and therefore you will still have the ability to create completely functional subdomains and e mail addresses or even to have content for the domain name in question, though it will not be accessible directly. If you already have a site, for instance, but you'd like to launch one or a number of localized sites for different towns or countries, you'll be able to work on them without any problem. When a visitor opens any of the new domains, however, they will be sent to the existing site. This way, you will not miss potential customers while developing the localized sites.
URL Redirector in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with our Linux shared web hosting, features a URL redirection tool that will allow you to redirect any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is extremely easy - you have to select a domain/subdomain and then input the URL it needs to be redirected to. You can also forward a certain subfolder only. As an example, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you could forward only the latter. The tool has complex options for more tech-savvy users also, including the option to choose the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, etc. If you no longer need a redirection, you can deactivate it with a click from the same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server packages come with a very convenient tool which will supply you with an automated and uncomplicated way to forward any of your domains to a different URL. While this is commonly done by setting up a special file inside the domain folder and by entering specific content within it, our tool will enable you to choose a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type the preferred remote web address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection will be enabled in seconds. If you're more tech-savvy, you'll be able to pick a number of more advanced options as well, among them the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can even redirect a particular folder instead of the root domain. You shall be able to change these settings at any time, and even to delete an existing redirection from the same exact section in which you have created it to start with.