URL redirection enables you to forward targeted traffic from one website to another. In contrast to forwarding a domain by parking it when the domain is practically unusable, a URL redirection is possible only when the domain is hosted, meaning that you shall still be able to set up completely functional subdomains and email addresses or even to have content for the domain name in question, although it shall not accessible directly. If you have a site, for example, but you would like to launch one or a number of localized websites for different towns or countries, you will be able to work on them with no problem. In case a website visitor opens any one of the new domains, however, they'll be redirected to the existing site. In this way, you shall not miss potential clients while building the localized websites.
URL Redirector in Shared Web Hosting
When you host your sites with us and you have a shared web hosting package, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the traffic from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative web address. The task takes a number of simple steps via an intuitive interface, so you can set up a redirection even if you have no previous experience. You'll only need to choose a domain address or a subdomain via a drop-down list, to pick the folder in which the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL where the site visitors should be redirected to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding which you set up could be deactivated from the exact same section of the CP, when you do not need it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Every semi-dedicated server plan which we provide will enable you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without difficulty. While this may be done manually by creating a system file and by adding particular content to it, we'll supply you with a user-friendly tool in which you will only need to choose the domain/subdomain in question and to type in the remote address. Our system will take care of the rest, so a couple of seconds later the new redirection will be fully active. The more knowledgeable users may also make use of a couple of other customizable options, like the option to select the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). Any of these options, and even the URL a domain is redirected to, can be modified with a few clicks anytime. If you no longer need a redirection, you'll be able to delete it just as easily.