Posted by Aiden Clinton
on Dec 4, 2011 in Operating a Website
| Comments Off on How to Redirect a Domain With HostGator
Suppose you have just registered several domain names that you intend to use to promote a particular product, but to date you have only had the time to develop one of those domains into a website. Or, maybe you have registered the .net and .org versions of a domain and want to forward those domains to the .com. You can do this with your domain registrar or hosting company. Today, I have a few domains that I have already set to use HostGator’s DNS servers, and I will be forwarding them through cPanel to another domain. I have already added those domains to my HostGator account.
- Log in to your HostGator account to view the cPanel interface.
- Move down to the “Domains” section and click the “Redirects” icon.
- Select “Permanent (301)” on the “Type” drop-down menu to create a permanent redirect. This forwards a visitor from one domain to another while updating any browser bookmarks they have set for the old domain. Alternatively, select “Temporary (302)” to create a temporary redirect that does not update the visitor’s bookmarks.
- Click the drop-down menu next to “http://” and select the domain you want to forward.
- Type the domain that you want to redirect visitors to in the “Redirects to” field.
- Click the “Wild card redirect” check box to forward all requests for any version of the first domain to the second domain.
- Click the “Add” button to save your settings and begin redirecting requests for the domain you selected.