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This article will illustrate to you how to set up URL redirects. Redirects allow you to make a specific web page redirect to another page and display the contents of that page. This way you can make a page with a long URL accessible by a page which has a shorter and easier to remember URL. This article will assume that you are logged into your cPanel. If you are having a hard time doing that, please check-out the article named "How to Login to cPanel".

On your main cPanel page, scroll down to the Domains section, and click on the Redirects Icon. This will take you to the redirects display.

The very first thing you need do is figure out if this redirect will be temporary or permanent. Use the pull-down to select one or the other.

Next, type in the URL that you want to redirect. For example, the "http://yourdomain.com/" is already listed. In the box you list the page for redirection, such as "anypage.html". In the next box, you need to enter the destination URL. This is the place you want your web site visitors sent to. After that click the Add button.

That's everthing there is to it! It will now take you to the confirmation display screen, displaying which URL is being automatically redirected to what new URL. Click the Go Back Link.

You can at this point see your new redirect enumerated in the Directory. You can also remove redirects from this same page. Simply hit on the remove icon in the Directory list. It will take you to a display that will verify that you have removed the redirect. You can now Click on the HOME link in the upper left corner, and go back to the main cPanel page.


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