URL redirection allows you to forward targeted traffic from one Internet site to another. In contrast to redirecting a domain name by parking it when the domain is practically unusable, a URL forwarding is possible only when the domain name is hosted, meaning that you will still be able to create 100% functional subdomains and email addresses or even to have content for the domain in question, although it shall not accessible directly. If you have a website, for instance, but you'd like to launch one or several localized sites for different towns or countries, you will be able to work on them without a problem. If a website visitor opens any one of the new domains, however, they will be redirected to the existing website. In this way, you'll not miss potential customers while creating the localized Internet sites.
URL Redirector in Hosting
If you host your websites with our company and you have a hosting plan, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the site visitors from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. The procedure takes a few simple steps via an intuitive interface, so you could create a redirection even when you don't have previous experience. You will only need to choose a domain address or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to choose the folder where the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL to which the visitors must be sent to. For more advanced users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding which you create can be deactivated from the same section of the Control Panel, if you don't require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server solutions come with a very convenient tool which will provide you with an automated and easy way to forward any one of your domain names to a different URL. While this is in most cases done by setting up a special file within the domain folder and by typing specific content inside it, our tool will enable you to pick a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to enter the needed remote web address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection will be activated within seconds. If you are more tech-savvy, you could pick a variety of more advanced options as well, among them the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can also forward a particular folder rather than the root domain. You'll be able to modify these settings at any time, and also to delete an active redirection from the exact same section where you have created it in the first place.