How to set up web redirects via the xneelo Control Panel
If you are still using konsoleH, refer to this article.
Note: The ability to set up a redirect on Multiple domains in the xneelo Control Panel will be available soon.
Redirects are a useful tool to use when you would like to divert traffic to a different URL (web address). By making use of redirects, your visitors can find your web pages at the new location as the URL changes automatically.
There are also SEO benefits to making use of redirects as they help search engines to bookmark the changes you have made to the destination URL. Redirects can be permanent or temporary. For example, if you are running a competition for a limited time, your visitors can be directed to a temporary site.
If your business name or domain name has changed, you can make use of a permanent redirect. This way your customers can find your new website even if your old website address has been bookmarked or referenced elsewhere.
There are four ‘types’ of redirects available in the control panel:
- Permanent redirect: this returns a permanent redirect status (301) indicating that the resource has moved permanently. This is the default.
- Temp redirect: this returns a temporary redirect status (302).
- See other redirect: this returns a ‘See Other’ status (303) indicating that the resource has been replaced.
- Gone redirect: this returns a ‘Gone’ status (410) indicating that the resource has been permanently removed.
To set up a redirect via the control panel:
Browse to the xneelo Control Panel and log in.
- Select a Product from the side menu.
Click on the domain name.
Select Web Server Config in the Hosting Tools frame.
Select the URL Redirects tab.
Click on + Add URL redirect.
Redirect the entire website or select to specify a website directory, subdirectory or file to redirect.
Select Add to save your changes.
If you are making use of WordPress, you can install a plugin to set up your redirects. We recommend using Yoast SEO.
To set up a redirect in WordPress using Yoast SEO:
Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
On the left-hand side select SEO and from the menu that appears, select Redirects.
Select the redirect type from the drop-down.
Copy and paste the old URL.
Copy and paste the new URL.
Select Add Redirect.
What happens next
Be sure to test your redirect(s) after saving the changes made to ensure they are working correctly.
The below options are available if you would like to set up a redirect on a domain that does not have a hosting package:
- Upgrade the domain to a Parked Domain under the domain you would like to mirror.
- Upgrade to a Multiple Domain whereby a website redirect can be added.
- Point the DNS to another IP address, however, note that the IP address must have the exact same domain name. This is dependent on how that Hosting Only entry has been set up.
Contact us if you have questions about web redirects.
It is important to note that if you disable the plugin you have used to set up your redirects, your redirects will no longer be functional.