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How to set-up URL redirects

Redirects allow you to make a specific webpage redirect to another page and display the contents of that page. This way you can make a page with a long URL accessible by a page which has a shorter and easier to remember URL. This tutorial will assume that you are already logged into your cPanel. If you are having problems doing that or don't know how, please view the tutorial named: How to log into cPanel.

On your cPanel main page scroll down to the section called domains and click on the redirects link to load the redirects screen. The first thing you need to do is decide whether this redirect will be temporary or permanent. Use the pull-down to select one or the other. Next:

  • Type in the URL that you want to redirect. For example, the <http://yourdomain.com> is already listed. In the box you list the page for redirection such as anypage.html.
  • In the next box you need to enter the destination URL, this is the place you want your website visitors sent to.
  • Click the add button.

That's all there is to it. You will now be taken to the confirmation screen showing which URL is being automatically redirected to what new URL. Click the go back Link.

You can now see your new redirect listed in the directory. You can also remove redirects from this same page by simply clicking on the remove link in the directory list. It will take you to a screen that will verify that you have removed the redirect.

You can set up as many URL redirects as you wish, including redirects to other pages within your own web site or redirects to pages within other web sites.

You can now click the home link in the upper left corner and return to the main cPanel page or to exit cPanel use the logout link in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS logout of cPanel before closing.

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