There are a number of ways to forward website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is frequently preferred. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection can be done only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you can still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may set up e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. Such a feature has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain, you can redirect the visitors, but the e-mails with the old one will still be active in the event that you are making contact with clients or partners. When you have 2 identical websites and you want to rebuild one of them, you may forward the visitors to the other site to prevent losing potential clients, while you will still be able to access the administrator area for the first site and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your sites with our company and you have a shared web hosting plan, you shall be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the visitors from any domain name and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another web address. The process takes a number of easy steps through an user-friendly interface, so you may set up a redirection even when you have zero previous experience. You'll only have to select a domain name or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder in which the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL where the visitors have to be sent to. For more proficient users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection you create could be deactivated from the exact same section of the CP, in case you don't need it anymore.