Precisely what is a URL Redirector and how does URL redirection function?
In case you have a few domains with different extensions and you would like all of them to open exactly the same website, you could have the site under one of them and redirect the others. There are different ways to redirect one domain to another, such as the so-called domain parking. When your website hosting plan permits it, though, it will be better if you host each of the domains and create a URL redirect, not a domain redirect. The difference between the two is that while a domain is hosted, you may still have content for it, create subdomains, e-mail addresses, and so on., while with a parked domain you cannot do any of these things. As an example, if you are building localized sites under various country-code domain names, you will be able to work on them, but in the meantime, people shall be forwarded to the primary website.
URL Redirector in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting
, includes a URL redirection tool that will permit you to forward any domain address or subdomain hosted in your account to any URL - within your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is incredibly easy - you have to select a domain/subdomain and then type the URL it needs to be forwarded to. You may also forward a particular subfolder only. As an illustration, if you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you are able to forward only the latter. The tool has sophisticated features for more tech-savvy users also, 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 need a redirection, you can disable it with a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel.
URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server
plan we offer will permit you to forward any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without difficulty. While this can be done manually by creating a system file and by including specific content to it, we'll offer you a user-friendly tool in which you will only need to pick the domain/subdomain in question and to type in the remote address. Our system will handle the rest, so a few seconds later the new redirection shall be 100% active. The more experienced users can also make use of a couple of other customizable options, like the option to select the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). Each of these options, plus the URL a domain is forwarded to, may be changed with several mouse clicks at any time. If you no longer need a redirection, you could delete it just as fast.