There are many ways to redirect visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes preferred. In contrast to parking a domain address, a URL forwarding is possible only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you could still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This kind of feature has lots of practical uses - if you want to switch your domain name, you could redirect the traffic, but the e-mail messages with the old one shall still be active if you are getting in touch with customers or partners. When you have two identical Internet sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the website visitors to the other website in order to prevent losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the administrator area for the first site and improve it.

URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your websites with us and you have a cloud website hosting plan, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the visitors from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different web address. This process takes a few simple steps through an intuitive interface, so you may create a redirection even in case you don't have any previous experience. You will simply need to select a domain or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder in which the redirection will be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL to which the website visitors should be redirected to. For more proficient users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection that you create could be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, if you don't need it anymore.