How can I create different types of web redirect with my cPanel?

You can create different types of web redirects from your cPanel -> Redirects in the Domains box. The redirections can be Temporary and Permanent.

Temporary redirects (as the name suggests) are not permanent redirects, which means that the page is sending status code 302 to the browser. The 302 code tells the browser not to save this redirect into its cached data. This is the recommended type of redirect unless you are absolutely sure that you will never change it in the future.

Permanent redirects have a status code of 301 and unlike the temporal ones are cached in the browser memory. 301 redirects are permanent. They mean that the page has moved and they request any search engine or user agent coming to the page to update the URL in their database.

You can also use the tool to create Wildcard redirects. These redirect all of the files in a directory to the same filename in the redirected directory. Note that if you create a Wildcard redirect for a given folder, all other redirects will be automatically removed by the cPanel tool to avoid interference.

Sometimes the above redirects may loop and show errors. In such cases we recommend plain HTML or PHP redirects.

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