Redirects allow you to make a specific web page 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.
For example: Since http://www.domain.com/folder1/foldera/longfilename_with_underscores.html is hard to remember, you can make http://www.domain.com/filename.html redirect to the other URL. This way users do not have to remember the longer URL or search through your web site to get to the page they wish to access.
Here are the steps:
- To access the Redirects Menu, click the word "Redirects" on the main screen of your cPanel interface
- Enter the URL that you wish to be redirected in the first blank field
- Enter the URL of the page that you wish your users to be taken (redirected) to in the second blank field
- Select from the drop box whether this redirect is to be permanent or temporary
- Click on "Add" to add the redirect.
Temporary redirects can be used when pages are under construction so that the user can view another page until that page is complete.
Troubleshooting: Make sure both the page that is being redirected as well as the page that is being redirected to exist.