URL redirection allows you to forward traffic from one website to another. In contrast to redirecting a domain address by parking it when the domain is virtually unusable, a URL forwarding is possible only when the domain is hosted, and therefore you'll still have the ability to set up completely functional subdomains and e mail addresses or even to have content for the domain name in question, though it shall not accessible directly. If you have a site, for example, but you'd like to launch one or several localized Internet sites for different towns or countries, you will be able to work on them with no problem. If a site visitor opens any of the new domains, however, they'll be redirected to the existing Internet site. This way, you shall not miss potential clients while building the localized Internet sites.
URL Redirector in Web Hosting
When you host your Internet sites with us and you have a web hosting plan, you'll 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 a different web address. The process takes several basic steps through an intuitive interface, so you may create a redirection even if you have no previous experience. You'll only need to choose a domain or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL to which the website visitors must be redirected to. For more advanced users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding that you create could be deactivated from the same exact section of the Control Panel, in the event you don't require it anymore.