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How to set up a domain redirect?

This article provides information on how to set up a domain redirect in the AwardSpace Control Panel.

You can easily redirect a domain/sub-domain name to another URL (web address) or directory by following the below mentioned process:

  1. Log into your AwardSpace web hosting account.
  2. Visit the Domain Manager page.
  3. Click on the Settings icon right next to the corresponding domain/sub-domain
  4. Select the Pointers tab.

On the Pointers page you will be presented with these three options:

  • Hosting Path – this type of redirection allows you change the directory path of a domain/sub-domain name and point your website to another folder on your AwardSpace web hosting server.

Let’s assume you had a web page hosted on a domain on your AwardSpace server (e.g. domainname1.com) and you wanted its content to be shown on another domain name in your web hosting account (e.g. domainname2.com). To create a redirect, you would need to change the hosting (directory) path for the second hostname from /home/www/domainname2.com to /home/www/domainname1.com.

 

  • Frame Redirect (also known as URL Masking) – this type of forwarding allows you to redirect a web page to a remote web address (URL). It is really important to mention that, when using a Frame Redirect, your URL does not change and remains the same.

With this option, you also have the ability to choose a unique title, meta description and meta keywords for your web page. All of this without the need of editing your source code.

 

  • Header Redirect – this type of redirection allows you to forward a specific domain/sub-domain in your account to an external web address, without hiding the destination URL.

When enabled, all requests coming to your domain/sub-domain will be forwarded to the page specified in the Redirect URL address bar.