There are many ways to forward visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often preferred. In contrast to parking a domain address, a URL redirection can be done only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you can still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you could create email addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of feature has lots of practical uses - if you want to switch your domain name, you could forward the visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active if you are making contact with clients or partners. If you have 2 very similar sites and you would like to rebuild one of them, you may forward the traffic to the other website to prevent losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the admin area for the first Internet site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites with us and you have a cloud hosting package, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the traffic from any domain address and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. The procedure takes a number of easy steps through an intuitive interface, so you can set up a redirection even in case you have no previous experience. You will simply need to pick a domain or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to select the folder where the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the site visitors should be sent to. For more advanced users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding which you create can be deactivated from the same exact section of the CP, in the event you do not require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you create a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to forward any one of your domains or subdomains, you can benefit from the handy redirection tool we have added to our custom Hepsia hosting CP. It will allow you to forward the website visitors within seconds, as all you'll have to do is pick a domain/subdomain and enter the web address of the other Internet site. The redirection will take effect quickly. If you are experienced, you will be able to change different options, like the type of the redirection - temporary or permanent, and the method - direct or match. These options can be changed for any active redirection too, so you will not need to set up a new one if you would like to change something. You'll be able to remove a redirection by clicking on the Delete button associated with it.