What is a Redirect?
The online arena has been undergoing revolutionary and abrupt changes with the emergence of new technologies and spectacular researches. It is imperative that when you are investing in a new domain or interface, your regular visitor’s should automatically get the opportunity to experience the change seamlessly. So the routing of users from your previous to the current domain should be prompt.
The Redirect interface essentially allows the traffic going towards your old domain to be re-navigated towards your domain without causing any glitch in user experience.
Why do you need a Redirect?
Not setting up a redirect might lead to the following circumstances that might prove financially unsettling for your online venture
Types of Redirect
There are basically two types of redirect that cPanel users should take note of
A permanent redirect is set up with the intention that the new domain or web address is going to be the permanent home domain and consequently the old domain is supposed to become obsolete.
A temporary redirect is utilised as a makeshift arrangement and hence does not carry forward the advantages of a permanent one. It does not update the visitor’s bookmark or make the new link popular or SEO friendly.
How to Create your Own Redirect
Step 1: Click on the Redirects option found in cPanel home.
Step 2: Specify which kind of Redirect would fit your purpose, a temporary or a permanent one.
Step 3: Specify the domain where you want to redirect from in this section.
Step 4: Here you enter the destination part & specify the path of folder the users are to be redirected to.
Step 5: Specify the protocol and full URL of the destination site or domain.
Step 6: Select the relevant option from the www.redirection. Options:
Step 7: Select the Wild Card Redirection checkbox to establish an one to one connection between the files and folders before and after redirection.
Step 8: Click on Add button to finalize and save the changes.