How to setup redirects in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to setup redirects in cPanel. Redirects are often used to redirect visitors from an old page on a website to a new one, The old URL may be invalid which can be bad for SEO. There are two different redirects you can use in cPanel:

Permanent 301 – A 301 redirect means that the page has permanently moved to a new location.
Temporary 302 – A 302 redirect means that the move is only temporary and the original link will work in the future.

How to create a redirect in cPanel #

To create a redirect in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. In the search bar, Type Redirects then click it.
  3. In the dropdown menu select your redirection type.
  4. Select your domain name from the dropdown menu.
  5. Type the page location you wish to redirect from.
  6. Type the domain name or page you wish to redirect to.
    This must include HTTPS:// or www.
  7. Select if you would like to redirect the www. version too.
    By default, you should redirect all versions
  8. Click the checkbox to enable wild card redirects.
    Checking the Wild Card Redirect Box will redirect all files within a directory to the same filename in the redirected directory.
    You cannot use a Wild Card Redirect to redirect your main domain to a different directory on your site.
  9. Click Add.

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How to remove a redirect in cPanel #

To remove a redirect in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. In the search bar, Type Redirects then click it.
  3. Under Current Redirects, Find the redirect that you wish to remove
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click Remove Redirect.

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Updated on July 3, 2021