There are many ways to forward website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often 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 may still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you can create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a feature has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain, you may forward the traffic, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active in the event that you are getting in touch with customers or partners. If you have 2 very similar websites and you need to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the visitors to the other website so that you can prevent losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the admin area for the first site and improve it.

URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites with us and you have a cloud website hosting plan, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the website visitors from any domain address and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different Internet address. The task takes a number of basic steps through an easy-to-use interface, so you can create a redirection even in case you have no previous experience. You'll simply have to pick a domain address or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder in which the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL to which the website visitors have to be sent to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection you set up could be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, when you do not require it anymore.