A good way to redirect traffic to one’s site from various other domain names is by pointing two URLs to the same website. This can be done in two ways:
It happens when one types a web address in the address bar and sends a visitor to the other website (or URL) that is different from the one typed in. As for example: if one moves the website content to a new URL, it can direct the seasonal visitors (who may retain the old web address better than the new one) to one’s new location with a redirect.
One can redirect a website from Redirects interface in cPanel. For that, one needs to go to Domains section and click on Redirects (there on the cPanel home page) or can type Redirects in the search bar. One should follow the rules to create the redirection. For additional help, one can refer to Redirects documentation.
It’s the same thing as a redirect when the system creates a alias, exception being that the name of the website shown on the address bar is not subjected to any change. Its like using two scenery frames for the same artwork. The content of the website is absolutely same for both the URLs (the artwork). The thing that changes is the URL shown in the address bar (the scenery frames). For example, example.org is an alias for example.com.
One can create an alias for various domains to show the same page. It just needs to be registered with a valid domain registrar before one create the alias. One needs to make sure of the nameservers to be same as the primary domain (the domain one points at).
It is important to note that one must be aware of the type of hosting account or package one’s account has. If one has a reseller account, then there is a need to ask the provider if one has the access or permission to create an alias or not.
If one needs to create an alias, then one can go to the Domains section, and click on Aliases in the cPanel home page. One can even type Aliases in the search bar. To add domain, one needs to click on Add Domain after typing the desired domain name in the Domain text box.
If this creation is free from any issue then it will show: You have successfully created the alias, “example.net”. And if there are issues like for example: the domain is having wrong nameservers, then one will receive an error message. One needs to make sure that all the issues highlighted in the Important section is solved to minimise the chances for errors.
There are ways to pointing two URLs to the same website which can help in directing traffic from one site with different domain names. The key configurations and associated details are mentioned in this article.