As the name suggests it simply redirects the website to other domain as required.
1. Domain name redirects on DNS level by using CNAME records. CNAME stands for Canonical Name & it specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name.
2. PHP & HTML redirects – Instead of .htaccess file you can use PHP or an HTML file to perform actual redirection. Using these re-directions, you can set delay before the URL’s are being redirected.
For PHP, create a file (index.php for example) and add the below lines in it:
header( ‘Location: http://www.yoursite.com/redirect_location’ ) ;
For HTML, create a file (index.html for example) with the following content:
In HTML, you get the option to delay the redirect by increasing the value of CONTENT variable. If you set CONTENT=3, it will delay the redirect for 3 seconds.
3. You can also use .htaccess files under the DocumentRoot for the website and set the redirects.
Login to your cPanel, access option Redirects. You can then set the redirects as required.
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