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Monday, 20th of November, 2017

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Web Forwarding

Web Forwarding is a process which allows you to point your domain name at a website hosted elsewhere. It is typically used to forward your domain name to some free web space or other limited hosting accounts which are not suitable for a permanent redirection via a change of name servers.

There are two different types of webpage forwarding, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

Automatic Redirect

With automatic redirection the user's web browser will be sent directly to the new address you have specified. This means that your domain name will not be visible in the address bar of the user's web browser, nor will it be recorded if the user adds the site to their favourite bookmarks.

Framed Redirect

With a framed redirect your domain name will remain visible in the web browser's address bar. However, it may not be updated correctly when the user browses to different pages within the site.

You will also be able to specify the page title that will be shown in the web browser and the meta keywords and description that search engines can use when indexing your site. Unfortunately all pages within your site will share the same details.

A framed redirect works by loading your site into a single HTML frame covering the entire screen area of the browser. To the end user this will not look any different from browsing to the site directly, but it can occasionally cause some navigation problems with sites which already use frames, because the frame hierarchy will not be quite the way the site designer expected.