There are various ways to forward traffic from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is oftentimes favored. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection is possible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means basically is that you could still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may set up email addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a function has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain address, you may forward the site visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active if you are getting in touch with customers or partners. In case you have two very similar websites and you intend to rebuild one of them, you could forward the visitors to the other site to prevent losing potential customers, while you shall still be able to access the admin area for the first Internet site and develop it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
When you host your Internet sites with us and you have a shared hosting package, you shall 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 an alternative web address. This process takes a few simple steps via an intuitive interface, so you can set up a redirection even in case you don't have any previous experience. You will simply need to select a domain name or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to choose the folder where the redirection will be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL where the website visitors have to be sent to. For more experienced users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection which you set up could be deactivated from the same section of the CP, in the event you don't need it anymore.