Let's say we've bought a new domain which better represents our business, but your clients know you better by the old name. In this article, we'll learn what is a domain redirect, how to do it, and when you should do it.
When you redirect a domain, you are simply forwarding it to a different address on the same or different domain. You can redirect your users from your old domain to your new one so that the old users can still connect to the new website with the old domain.
The easiest way to redirect a domain is by connecting to your hosting provider's control panel. For this tutorial we'll be using DirectAdmin:
You should be able to follow these steps on almost any control panel, as the process is very similar.
There are plenty of situations where redirecting a domain or URL can be useful. The most common reasons are:
Domain redirection is a common practice that is rather easy to do. But there s always some homework that should be done before taking action in order to do everything correctly. Redirections often can help in situations when you'd like to divert your clients from unwanted or non-existent pages and show them different pages instead. This can also help when redirecting your users to your social media or other content.
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