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How to Setup .htaccess redirect

Last modified: July 2, 2022
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Here is a step-by-step guide to set up .htaccess redirect:

1. Setup a Redirect

  • log in to your Just Host cPanel account.
  • Click on the Redirects icon, which is located in the Domains section of the cPanel.

2. Choose 301 or 302 Redirect

  • From the Type menu, choose which type of redirect to use.
  • Permanent 301 redirects will update the visitor’s bookmarks and direct search engines to the new site.
  • Temporary 302 redirects will redirect the visitor or search engine, but will not update the bookmark and the search engine will continue to index to the original page.
  • Choose “Redirect 301” for a permanent redirect and “Redirect 302” for a temporary redirect. By default, the system will choose “Redirect 302”, if it is not otherwise specified.

3. Set URL to Redirect

  • From the drop-down menu, choose your domain name you would like to redirect.
  • If you would like to redirect a single page or directory; just use the text field following the drop-down menu to enter the file name or folder name. 

4. Enter Destination URL

  • In the “redirects to ->” text field, please enter the full URL of the page you will be redirected to 
  • Enter the protocol as well, e.g. http://, https:// or ftp://

5. Select WWW Redirect Options

  • Select whether you will be redirecting www. or not.
  • “Only redirect with www.” option will only redirect visitors that use www. as their part of the URL
  • “Redirect with or without www.” option will redirect all visitors.
  • “Do Not Redirect www.” option will not redirect visitors that use www. as their part of the URL

6. Use the Wild Card Redirect

  • if you would like to redirect to the same file at the new destination, click the “Wild Card Redirect’ 
  • For example, from WWW.EXAMPLE.COM REDIRECTS to
  • With “Wild Card Redirect”, will redirect to
  • Without “Wild Card Redirect, will redirect to
  • Create the redirect by clicking on the “Add” button 
  • If you are not hosting with us, or only have a domain name, you will need to redirect your domain name by updating the DNS.
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