What exactly is a URL Redirector and how does URL redirection function?
In case you have a number of domains with different extensions and you need all of them to open the exact same website, you may have the Internet site under one of them and redirect all the rest. There are different ways to redirect one domain name to another, like the so-called domain parking. If your web hosting package deal permits it, though, it'll be better if you host all the domains and create a URL redirect, not a domain redirect. The main difference between the two is that while a domain name is hosted, you can still have content for it, create subdomains, email addresses, and so on., while with a parked domain you are unable to do any of these things. As an illustration, if you are building localized websites under different country-code domains, you shall be able to work on them, but in the meantime, people shall be forwarded to the main Internet site.
URL Redirector in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with our Linux shared web hosting
, features a URL redirection tool which will allow you to forward any domain or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Creating a new redirection is quite uncomplicated - you need to pick a domain/subdomain and then type the URL it has to be forwarded to. You can also forward a particular subfolder only. For instance, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you'll be able to forward just the latter. The tool has sophisticated options for more tech-savvy users as well, like the possibility to pick the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so on. If you no longer need a redirection, you can deactivate it with a click from the exact same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server
package deal which we offer will allow you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL effortlessly. While this can be done manually by setting up a system file and by including specific content to it, we will give you a user-friendly tool in which you will just need to choose the domain/subdomain in question and to input the remote address. Our system will handle everything else, so a few seconds later the new redirection shall be 100% active. The more experienced users could also make use of a few other customizable options, like the option to choose the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). All of these options, and the URL a domain is forwarded to, may be altered with just a few mouse clicks whenever you want. In case you no longer need a redirection, you can delete it just as easily.