There are many ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently preferred. In contrast to parking a domain, a URL forwarding can be done only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you could still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you could set up e mail addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a feature has numerous practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain, you could redirect the traffic, but the e-mails with the old one will still be active in case you are making contact with customers or partners. When you have 2 identical Internet sites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could forward the website visitors to the other Internet site so as to avoid losing potential clients, while you shall still be able to access the admin area for the first Internet site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia CP, included with our Linux shared website hosting service, features a URL redirection tool that will allow you to redirect any domain address or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - in your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is quite easy - you have to pick a domain/subdomain and then type in the URL it has to be forwarded to. You can also forward a certain subfolder only. For example, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you'll be able to redirect only the latter. The tool has advanced features for more tech-savvy users as well, such as the feature to pick the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, etc. If you no longer require a redirection, you could deactivate it with a click from the very same section of the CP.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you start a semi-dedicated server account with us and you want to redirect any one of your domain addresses or subdomains, you can use the practical redirection tool we have added to our custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It will permit you to redirect the traffic within seconds, considering that all you will have to do is select a domain/subdomain and input the web address of the other site. The redirection shall take effect right away. In case you are more advanced, you will be able to modify different options, such as the type of the forwarding - temporary or permanent, and the method - direct or match. These options may be modified for any active redirection also, so you'll not have to create a new one if you'd like to edit something. You could remove a redirection by clicking on the Delete button associated with it.