Create a Redirect
This feature allows for the redirection of users visiting a particular page. This can be useful when redirecting a short URL to a necessarily long URL.
To add a redirect:
- Use the pull-down menu to select the type of redirection needed; temporary or permanent.
- The Temporary 302 setting will not update the visitor’s bookmarks.
- The Permanent 301 setting will notify the visitor’s browser to update its records.
- Specify the URL you would like the redirect to affect using the pull-down menu and corresponding text box.
- You may use the All Public Domains option to redirect all domains controlled by your cPanel accounts.
- Specify where you would like the users accessing the URL specified above to land in the redirects to field.
- You must specify a protocol in this field, such as http://, https://, or ftp://.
- Using the buttons below the redirects to field, specify whether to redirect with or without www. preceding the URL.
- When you select Only redirect with www, only users who type www in front of the page name will be redirected.
- When you select Redirect with or without www., you will redirect all users regardless of whether the www. prefix is included with the URL.
- When you select Do Not Redirect www., users who type www. with the URL will not be redirected.
- Click the Wild Card Redirect box if you wish to redirect all files within a directory to the same filename in the new directory.
- Example: When wild card redirects are active, if example1.com redirects to example.com, then a visitor trying to access example1.com/pic.jpg will be redirected to example.com/pic.jpg.
- Click Add.
- You may test the redirect by clicking the link under Directory. This will take you to the original domain, which should be redirected, if it is properly configured.
: You cannot edit a redirect using this screen. If you wish to modify a redirect, you will need to delete and then recreate it.