There are a number of ways to forward website visitors 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 name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you could still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you could create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This sort of feature has lots of practical uses - if you want to switch your domain, you could forward the site visitors, but the e-mails with the old one will still be active in case you are communicating with customers or partners. In case you have two very similar Internet sites and you want to rebuild one of them, you could forward the website visitors to the other site so as to prevent losing potential customers, while you shall still be able to access the admin area for the first site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, included with our shared packages, provides a URL forwarding tool which will allow you to redirect any domain name or subdomain hosted inside your account to any URL - inside your account or a third-party one. Setting up a new redirection is incredibly easy - you need to select a domain/subdomain and then input the URL it should be redirected to. You can also redirect a particular subfolder only. As an example, when you have your-domain.com and your-domain.com/es, you can redirect just the latter. The tool has sophisticated features for more tech-savvy users also, including the possibility to choose the redirection type - 301 (permanent redirection) or 302 (temporary redirection), the redirection method - direct or match, and so forth. If you no longer require a redirection, you'll be able to disable it with a click from the very same section of the CP.