There are a number of places you can set up a redirect for a website. On most websites this is normally done via your sites .htaccess file. Sometimes they can also be set up in your websites CMS. And finally you can set up redirects in your servers control panel.
Our platform allows you to quickly set up various redirects depending on what you are looking to do from within your websites dashboard.
There are two types of redirect that our platform allows you to set up:
301 Redirect - A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect to a new location.
302 Redirect - A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect. This means that Google and other search engines will need to work out whether to keep the old page, or replace it with one found at the new location.
To find the redirects page log in and navigate to your websites dashboard and click on Redirects in the left hand pane.
From the redirects page you can set up 3 types of redirect for your website:
This is a simple toggle switch which when enabled will automatically redirect all traffic from HTTP (non-secure) to HTTPS (secure) using a permanent 301 redirect. This is useful for sites that do not already have a HTTP to HTTPS redirect set up in either the CMS or .htaccess. If your site already has a HTTP to HTTPS redirect configured then you may not want to enable this setting as it could lead to a redirect loop.
Website (Domain Name) Redirects
This allows you to redirect a whole website to another using a permanent (301) or temporary (302) redirect.
You may have a website called example.com on which you want redirect all visitors to example2.com
To do this you would need to select example.com from the drop down menu as the domain you are redirecting from. Then in the "To" field you would type in the domain that you want to redirect the website to. In this case it's example2.com. Once you filled out the fields click the "Create Redirect" button.