URL redirection is a helpful technique used to make a web page available under more than one URL address or to prevent broken links if a site / page has moved. For example, www.your-domain.com/old-page can be redirected to www.your-new-domain.com/example.
The first step is to log into your cPanel account. If you are unsure on how to do this, please view the following help article - 'How to log into cPanel'.
Under the 'Domains' title, click onto 'Redirects'.
Select and enter the respective information for the redirect.
- Type - Choose 'Permanent(301)' .
- http://(www.)? - Select the domain from the drop down menu.
- / - Enter a particular page / section of the domain if needed. For example, if you want a redirect from just http://www.your-old-domain.com/old-page, enter just 'old-page'.
- Redirects to - Enter the full domain where you want the redirect to go to - the exact domain will need to include http:// or https://.
- Redirection type - Select your redirection preference. 'Only redirect with www' ( the redirect will work if only visitors are using www. as a part of the URL), 'Redirect with or without www' (the redirect will work regardless of using www. as a part of URL or not) or 'Do Not Redirect www' (the redirect will not work if visitors are using www. as a part of URL).
- Wild Card Redirect - Ticked will perform a wildcard catch on the redirect to the page specified (recommended).
Once you have entered the redirect information, select 'Add' to complete.
Creating a URL redirect is now complete.