How to set up domain redirection using (Hostgator) cpanel

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How to set up domain redirection using (Hostgator) cpanel

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How to set up a domain redirect using cPanel

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Log in to your cPanel, scroll down, and click ‘Redirects’.

In this example, I want to redirect
“” to the
abbreviated version: “”.

For Type, you can choose between a Permanent
(301) redirection, or a Temporary redirection

A permanent (301) redirection is often best, so
don’t change the default. For more information
redirection types, see the description.

Click this drop-down menu, and select the domain you want to redirect.

Click the textbox labeled “redirects to →”, and enter the URL you want to redirect to. Make sure to include the ‘http://’.

Select whether you want to redirect only www., with or without www, or only without www.
In most cases, you’ll want to redirect both.

Check the “Wild Card Redirect” option if you want to redirect to the new domain with the rest of the URL intact.

This means that it’ll also redirect all subfolders to the subfolders on the new site. For instance, from “” to “”.

When you’re done, click ‘Add’.

Done! Your redirection has been added.

Testing the redirection…

It works!

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  • njwda
    Posted at 04:47h, 13 July

    Thank you for the tutorial bro, it's easy and simple :D.

  • Trelelel
    Posted at 13:25h, 09 January

    Do you need to have purchased their hosting packages to do this? I have a domain name, but just want to redirect it

  • George Ifajig
    Posted at 03:14h, 01 February

    Good job!

  • Garden of Confetti
    Posted at 03:24h, 03 June

    only helps if you can figure out how to log in to cpanel, which apparently is impossible

  • Guadalupe Aragon
    Posted at 15:07h, 07 February

    Hello – Can you please help me. I had my blog on wordpress. I decided to have it hosted by hostgator. I would like to go back to wordpress. Do you have a video on that???

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