When you have a few domain names with different extensions and you would like all of them to open precisely the same Internet site, you may have the Internet site under one of them and redirect the others. There are different approaches to redirect one domain to another, including the so-called domain parking. If your hosting plan permits it, though, it shall be better if you host all of the domains and set up a URL redirect, not a domain redirect. The real difference between the two is that while a domain name is hosted, you could still have content for it, set up subdomains, email addresses, etc., while with a parked domain you cannot do any of these things. For example, if you are building localized websites under several country-code Internet domain names, you'll be able to work on them, but at the same time, visitors shall be redirected to the main site.

URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your websites with our company and you have a cloud website hosting package deal, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the site visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative web address. The procedure takes a few simple steps via an user-friendly interface, so you can create a redirection even if you don't have previous experience. You'll simply need to select a domain name or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to pick the folder where the redirection will be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to enter the URL to which the visitors must be redirected to. For more proficient users, there are also options to choose the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you create can be deactivated from the exact same section of the Control Panel, when you do not require it anymore.