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Redirecting Web Page

This tutorial will show you how-to use the Redirects tool, which will allow you to redirect your domain names from within your Hosting account. This can be useful if you temporarily take a website down or direct visitors to a new website location.

Navigate to the Redirects page

Note: The Advanced tab will load your cPanel. Legacy accounts will feature a horizontal navigation bar at the top of the screen, while Bluerock account users will see a vertical navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen. To learn more, please see Bluerock vs. Legacy.

Bluerock

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
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  3. Next to the domain name you wish to update, click the ▼ icon next to Manage, then choose Redirects from the drop-down menu that appears. 
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  4. You may also click Redirects on the left side menu, under the word Domains.

Legacy

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the domains tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.
  3. Click the redirect sub-menu.
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301 or 302 Redirect

From the add redirect menu, you will need to choose which type of redirect to use.

  • Permanent 301: A 301 redirect will update the visitor's bookmarks and direct search engines to the new site.
  • Temporary 302: A 302 redirect will redirect the visitor or search engine but will not update the bookmark, and the search engine will continue to index to the original page.

Url to Redirect

  1. Choose the domain name you would like to redirect using the drop-down menu.
  2. If you would like to redirect a single page or directory, you can use the text field following the drop-down menu to enter the name of the folder or file.

Destination URL

Enter the full URL of the page you will be redirected to in the "redirects to" text field.

Note: You need to enter the protocol as well, e.g., http://, https:// or ftp://

WWW Redirect options

Select if you will be redirecting www. or not.

  • "Only redirect with www."This option will only redirect visitors that use www. as part of the URL.
  • "Redirect with or without www."This option will redirect all visitors.
  • "Do Not Redirect www."This option will not redirect visitors that use www. as part of the URL.

Wild Card Redirect

  1. Click the "Wild Card Redirect' if you would like to redirect to the same file on the new destination.
    Example: www.example.com redirects to www.example-destination.com
    • With "Wild Card Redirect": www.example.com/about.html will redirect to www.example-destination.com/about.html
    • Without "Wild Card Redirect": www.example.com/about.html will redirect to www.example-destination.com
  2. Put a check on the checkbox to have Wild Card Redirect.
  3. Click the "Add this redirection" button to create the redirect.
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Important: If you are not hosting with us or only have a domain name, you will need to redirect your domain name by updating the DNS.

For further assistance, you may contact our Chat Support or Phone Support via 888-401-4678. You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.