Here in this article let us know how to redirect the domain or make an existing domain a domain forwarder hosting side using plesk control panel.

Domain forwarder :-

  • Log in to Plesk.
  • Go to Domains > > Hosting Settings.
  • Click the Change link next to the Hosting type field

Under Hosting type, select the Forwarding option

domain forwarder

  • In the Destination address box, type the URL address to which you want to redirect visitors.
  • Under Forwarding type, select Moved permanently (code 301) or Frame forwarding.

Depending on how long you intend to use the redirection, you can select the type of redirection – Moved permanently (code 301) or Moved temporarily (code 302).

These are HTTP response codes which Plesk sends to browsers to perform the redirection.

Moved permanently (code 301)
Use this redirection type if you want to keep search engine rankings of your site after moving it permanently to another address.
For example, if has been moved permanently to the domain, the rankings will not be split between and – search engine crawlers will treat them as a single website.

Moved temporarily (code 302).

Use this redirection type when the destination domain is used temporarily, for example, when you are testing a new version of your site with real visitors while keeping the old version intact. If you set this redirection for a newly created destination domain, this domain will not be indexed by search engines.

Frame Forwarding

With the Frame forwarding, when visitors are redirected to another site, the address bar of their browsers continues to show the source URL. Thus, visitors remain unaware of the redirection. This is called frame forwarding as the index page of the source site contains a frame with the destination site.

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