When you have a lot of domains with different extensions and you need all of them to open exactly the same site, you can have the website under one of them and redirect the rest. There are different approaches to redirect one Internet domain name to another, like the so-called domain parking. If your hosting plan permits it, though, it shall be better if you host each of the domains and set up a URL redirect, not a domain redirect. The real difference between the two is that while a domain address is hosted, you may still have content for it, set up subdomains, e mail addresses, and so on., while with a parked domain you can't do any of those things. As an example, if you're building localized websites under different country-code domain names, you will be able to work on them, but at the same time, visitors will be redirected to the main site.

URL Redirector in Shared Hosting

When you host your sites with us and you have a shared hosting plan, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the traffic from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. The procedure takes just a few basic steps through an easy-to-use interface, so you could create a redirection even when you don't have previous experience. You'll only need to choose a domain or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to select the folder in which the redirection will be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL where the visitors should be forwarded to. For more experienced users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding that you set up could be deactivated from the very same section of the Control Panel, in case you do not need it anymore.

URL Redirector in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each semi-dedicated server package we provide will permit you to redirect any host (domain or subdomain) to a third-party URL without any difficulty. While this can be performed manually by creating a system file and by adding certain content to it, we'll offer you a user-friendly tool in which you will just need to pick the domain/subdomain in question and to type in the remote address. Our system will handle what's left, so a few seconds later the new redirection shall be completely active. The more expert users may also make use of a couple of other customizable options, including the option to pick the redirection type (direct, match) and method (301 permanent, 302 temporary). All of these options, plus the URL a domain is forwarded to, can be altered with several mouse clicks anytime. In case you no longer require a redirection, you can delete it just as quickly.