Redirecting Files or Folders
in your Web Site - UNIX accounts

Click to see a video walk-through to show you how to use this feature

 

With this feature you can redirect visitors from one URL to another. When an Internet user tries to connect to a URL that is redirected, he is taken to the address this URL is mapped to.

For example entering:

http://www.demo.com/products in the Redirect from:field and http://www.demo.com/new_products.html in the to field will take all the http://www.demo.com/products visitors to the http://www.demo.com/new_products.html page.

   Note: URL path must be an absolute path, not a relative path.

This is accessed through the main control panel "Quick Start" area.  There is a main menu or icon option in this area.


Redirect
URL

 

 

1. Select the Redirect icon

 

 

This provides a list of domains under your account.  Select the "ADD" icon.
 

2.  You can then enter you domain name information and redirect features of the specific file or folder from your web site.

 

 

If you leave the Redirect from field empty, visitors will be redirected from any location in the site. In the to field, you can enter URLs with parameters, as illustrated in the screenshot above.
 

Leave Redirect status as is unless you want to change the default:

Permanent
returns a permanent redirect status (301) indicating that the resource has moved permanently.

Temporary
returns a temporary redirect status (302). This is the default and indicates to the client that the resource has moved temporarily.

See other
returns a "See Other" status (303) indicating that the resource has been replaced.

Gone
will cause a visitor's browser display "The requested resource is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource." message when trying to go to the 'to' URL..