There are a lot of ways to redirect website visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is often favored. In contrast to parking a domain address, a URL forwarding is possible only if the domain in question is hosted. What this means essentially is that you may still open any content if you have a direct link to it and you may create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This type of feature has many practical uses - if you decide to switch your domain, you may forward the site visitors, but the emails with the old one will still be active if you are communicating with clients or partners. In case you have two similar sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you could forward the traffic to the other Internet site to prevent losing potential customers, while you'll still be able to access the admin area for the first website and work on it.
URL Redirector in Shared Hosting
If you host your Internet sites with us and you have a shared hosting plan, you will be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the website visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to another Internet address. The procedure takes a few easy steps through an user-friendly interface, so you may set up a redirection even when you have no previous experience. You will only have to choose a domain address or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to choose the folder where the redirection will be created (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL where the website visitors have to be sent to. For more advanced users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any redirection you create may be deactivated from the exact same section of the CP, in case you don't require it anymore.