How to Setup Domain Redirects in cPanel

This article explains what a redirect is, and how to set one up in cPanel.

What is a redirect and why would I use it?

A domain redirect allows you to send visitors from one domain to another domain, another subdomain, or to a specific URL.

  • One example use would be sending anyone going to to instead.
  • You can also use this to direct to, or vice versa.
  • It can also be used to give people a shortcut to a longer URL. For example, could be setup to send people to instead.

Sending people to a different URL than the one they entered is called a redirect.

Steps to Add a Redirect

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Step-by-Step Directions

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Look for the Domains section, and click on the Redirects icon.
  3. Under Type, select whether the redirect is temporary or permanent.
    • Search engines treat the redirect differently based on this selection.
    • A search engine will usually change its listings to reflect the new URL if you select permanent.
  4. Select a domain name from the list.
  5. In the empty field after the domain:
    • Leave empty if you want to redirect the whole domain name.
    • Enter a specific directory if you want to redirect a directory.
  6. In the redirects to field, enter the URL you wish to redirect to.
    • For example:
  7. Select whether you want to redirect the domain with or without the www.
    • This is useful if you want to redirect to or vice versa.
  8. Select whether you want this to be a Wild Card Redirect.
    • If you check this box, then when someone visits the redirected domain, it tries to find the same file name on the destination domain. 
    • For example, if you are redirecting as a wildcard redirect to, if someone enters, it would try to send them to instead of
  9. Click on the Add button.

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