How to configure redirects in cPanel

This article describes how to use cPanel to configure a web page to redirect to a different web page.

About redirects

A redirection occurs when a web server redirects a visitor from one web page to another web page. A common use of redirection is to create shorter, easy-to-remember URLs that redirect to longer URLs. Another use is to redirect visitors from old pages on a web site to newer, updated web pages.

You can use cPanel to redirect multiple web pages, and you can specify whether redirections are temporary or permanent.

Adding a redirect

To add a redirect, follow these steps:

  1. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, click Redirects:

    cPanel - Domains - Redirects icon

  2. Under Add Redirect, select the redirection type:

    • To specify a permanent redirection, select Permanent (301).
    • To specify a temporary redirection, select Temporary (302).
      301 and 302 refer to the HTTP status codes that the server sends to a web browser.
  3. Select the domain, and then type the web page that you want to redirect.
  4. In the Redirects to text box, type the destination web page.

    You can redirect the web page to another web page on your web site, or to a web page on a completely different web site.
  5. Under www. redirection, select the option you want for redirecting domains that include www.
  6. To enable wild card redirecting, select the Wild Card Redirect check box.

    When wild card redirects are enabled, all files in a directory are redirected to their corresponding filenames in the redirected directory. This is an easy way to redirect an entire directory of files at once.
  7. Click Add. cPanel adds the redirect.

Removing a redirect

You can remove a redirect when you no longer want to redirect a page to another web page. However, you cannot modify a redirect. If you need to modify a redirect, delete it and create a new one.

To remove a redirect, follow these steps:

  1. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, click Redirects:

    cPanel - Domains - Redirects icon

  2. Under Current Redirects, locate the redirect that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
  3. Click Remove Redirect to confirm the deletion. cPanel removes the redirect.

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