Redirecting is something all web hosts should know how to do. Sometimes you have to move data to another page and you want visitors to be taken there. Sometimes visitors remember an old URL, or simply don’t know there is a new and better version of the site they want to visit. Whatever the reason, redirects save visitors the time it takes to look for the right site and it will also save you trouble.
How to set up a redirect with cPanel
Note that a Permanent 301 is a redirect that will update the visitor’s bookmarks and direct search engines to the new site while a Temporary 302 redirect will redirect the visitor or search engine to the right place but will not update the bookmark. Search engines will still continue to index to the original page.
You can use the adjacent text field to enter the name of the folder or file if you want to redirect a single page or directory.
Remember that you must enter the protocol (e.g. http://, https:// or ftp://) also so that the domain URL will be accepted.
Here is a warning: Never create a redirect for domain.com to www.domain.com or from domain.com to domain.com/index.something. Doing any of this will result in an infinite loop. If you have to control the www and index page, you must use mod_rewrite by adding .htaccess code.
For example: With Wild Card Redirect, www.example.com/about.html will redirect to www.example-destination.com/about.html, while Without Wild Card Redirect, www.example.com/about.html visitors will be redirected to www.example-destination.com
When visitors type the exact URL that you specified, they should now be redirected to the new target site.
How to redirect a subdomain to another page
If you want to redirect your subdomain to another page, just perform the following steps:
The next time you visit the subdomain, you should now be redirected to the page you entered.