There are many ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly recommended. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL forwarding can be done only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you may still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you may set up e mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This sort of feature has several practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain name, you may forward the visitors, but the e-mail messages with the old one will still be active whenever you are making contact with clients or partners. If you have two identical sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you can redirect the visitors to the other Internet site so as to avoid losing potential clients, while you'll still be able to access the admin area for the first website and work on it.

URL Redirector in Cloud Hosting

When you host your Internet sites with us and you have a cloud hosting plan, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the traffic from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to a different Internet address. The procedure takes a few basic steps via an easy-to-use interface, so you can set up a redirection even when you don't have previous experience. You'll simply have to select a domain address or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection shall be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL to which the visitors should be forwarded to. For more proficient users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection which you set up can be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, if you do not need it anymore.