Use this feature to redirect your visitors from one web page to another
or even to a different website.
To create a redirect in a Unix-based account, do the following:
- Select Quick Access in the Account
- Click the Web Options icon.
- Click the Edit icon next to the domain you
- On the Web Service page, scroll down to find
the Redirect option and click the Add icon next to it.
- Agree with the charges.
- On the page that appears, create the redirect rule.
Entering http://www.examples.com/products into the Redirect
from field and http://www.examples.com?param1=yes
in the to field, will take all the http://www.examples.com/products
visitors to the http://www.examples.com?param1=yes page.
If you leave the Redirect from field empty, visitors will be
redirected from any location in the site. In the to field, you
can enter URLs with parameters, as illustrated in the screenshot above.
Leave Redirect status as is unless you want to change the default:
returns a permanent redirect status (301) indicating that the resource
has moved permanently.
returns a temporary redirect status (302). This is the default and
indicates to the client that the resource has moved temporarily.
- See other
returns a "See Other" status (303) indicating that the resource
has been replaced.
will cause a visitor's browser display "The requested resource
is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address.
Please remove all references to this resource." message when
trying to go to the 'to' URL.
In Windows plans, redirect works in a slightly different manner:
- The exact URL
redirects requests for any files in the indicated directory to one
file. For example, to redirect all requests for products.html file
to the following URL: 'www.example.net', enter www.example.net/products.html
in the To field and select this option.
You can redirect requests to URLs with parameters, for example www.examples.net/?param1=yes
*Note: you can redirect requests for files and directories both to
your own site and to any other external URL.
- A directory below
redirects a parent directory to a child directory.
- For example, to redirect your 'examples.net/products' directory
to a subdirectory named 'news', enter 'excample.net/products/news'
in the 'to' text box and select this option. Without this option,
the Web server will continually map the parent to itself.
- A permanent redirection for this resource
sends the following message to the client: '301 Permanent Redirect'.
Redirects are considered temporary, and the client browser receives the
following message: '302 Temporary Redirect'. Some browsers can use the
'301 Permanent Redirect' message as the signal to permanently change a
URL, such as a bookmark.