URL redirection permits you to forward site visitors from one site to another. In contrast to redirecting a domain by parking it when the domain is virtually unusable, a URL forwarding is possible only when the domain is hosted, meaning that you shall still be able to create completely functional subdomains and email addresses or even to have content for the domain in question, although it will not be accessible directly. If you currently have a website, for example, but you want to launch one or many localized sites for different towns or countries, you will be able to work on them without any problem. If a site visitor opens any one of the new domain names, however, they'll be redirected to the existing website. In this way, you will not miss customers while building the localized sites.
URL Redirector in Hosting
If you host your sites with us and you have a hosting package, you shall 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 an alternative web address. The procedure takes a few basic steps via an user-friendly interface, so you could create a redirection even when you have no previous experience. You will simply need to pick a domain address or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type the URL to which the website visitors should be redirected to. For more experienced users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you set up could be deactivated from the same exact section of the Control Panel, when you do not require it anymore.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages come with a very useful tool which will provide you with an automated and simple way to redirect any of your domains to an alternative URL. While this is commonly done by creating a special file inside the domain folder and by typing specific content in it, our tool will allow you to select a domain/subdomain from a drop-down list and to type in the preferred remote web address. Our system will do the rest and the redirection will be active in seconds. In case you are more tech-savvy, you could choose a variety of more advanced options as well, among them the redirection method (direct, match) and the redirection type (temporary, permanent). You can also redirect a specific folder rather than the root domain. You shall be able to modify these settings at any time, as well as to delete an active redirection from the same exact section in which you have created it to begin with.