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How to redirect visitors to a specific page through cPanel?

To redirect visitors to a specific page using cPanel, you can utilize the “Redirects” feature. Here are the steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel:
    • Open your web browser and go to the cPanel login page. Enter your cPanel username and password to log in.
  2. Locate “Redirects” Option:
    • Look for an option named “Redirects.” This option is typically found in the “Domains” or “Files” section, depending on the cPanel version.
  3. Choose the Domain:
    • In the Redirects section, you will need to choose the domain for which you want to set up the redirect. Select the appropriate domain from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Redirect Type:
    • Choose the type of redirect you want. Common options include:
      • Permanent (301): This indicates a permanent redirect, useful for SEO.
      • Temporary (302): This indicates a temporary redirect.
  5. Enter the Page to Redirect From:
    • In the “Redirects to” field, enter the URL of the specific page to which you want to redirect visitors. Make sure to include the full URL, including the protocol (http:// or https://).
  6. Choose Additional Options (Optional):
    • Some cPanel versions may provide additional options, such as whether to enforce www or non-www in the URL. Adjust these options according to your preference.
  7. Wild Card Redirect (Optional):
    • If you want to redirect all files within a directory to the same path in the redirected directory, you can use a wildcard redirect. This is optional and depends on your specific needs.
  8. Save Changes:
    • After configuring the redirect settings, click on the “Add” or “Create” button to save your changes.
  9. Test the Redirect:
    • Open a web browser and try accessing the original URL. Ensure that it redirects you to the specified page.

Please note that the steps and options may vary slightly depending on the cPanel version and the theme used by your hosting provider. If you have trouble finding the Redirects section or encounter any issues, you may want to check with your hosting provider’s support or documentation for specific guidance.

Setting up redirects in cPanel is a common practice for managing URL changes, preserving SEO, and directing visitors to the correct pages.