Today, let’s talk about domain / URL redirection. There are many reasons why you need to setup a domain redirect. The need usually arises when your company starts to grow bigger and another brand is needed.
URL Redirect (likewise described as URL Forwarding) is a method which is made use of to redirect your domain name’s visitors to a various link.
You can ahead your domain to any kind of website, web page, and so on which is offered online.
Do you know you can redirect a domain to another URL without letting your website visitors know? Read Here for more details about URL Masking.
How does Domain/URL Redirect Work Actually?
For example, you have recently registered a second domain name (www.yourdomain2.com) which can well represent your business, in addition to the first domain name (www.yourdomain1.com) you registered around a year ago.
So after a domain redirect is setup for www.yourdomain2.com, every time a web visitor visit it, he/she will be redirect to land on www.yourdomain1.com .
This move can give you SEO advantage, and make your business more discoverable.
How to setup Domain/URL Redirect?
Step 1: Login to cPanurl redirectel.
Step 2: Scroll down. Click on the ‘Redirects’ icon at the Domains tab.
Step 3: Choose if you want to create a Permanent (301), or Temporary (302) redirect by clicking the drop down box.
Step 4: Choose the domain that you wish to redirect.
Step 5: Next, you just need to fill in the box beside slash ‘/’ with the folder name you are currently using. You may leave it blank if you wish to redirect the original domain name.
Step 6: Choose the default – “Redirect with or without www.”
Step 7: Check the box if you wish to create a Wild Card Redirect. This will add the the same folder name after the URL when it redirects. For example, yourdomain1.com/test.php will redirect its visitors to yourdomain2.com/test.php.
Step 8: It’s done. You’ve successfully setup a domain/URL redirect when you see the message below.
You may also view the tutorial video HERE
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