How to Redirect a Website

by Cristina Puno

Site redirection is a useful tool, especially when revamping an old site where pages have been moved or renamed. When you redirect a website, you automatically take site visitors to the new destination page without them clicking on a link to load the new page. Site redirection is also used when a whole domain or URL has been changed. You can easily place a redirect code in your home page if you wish to send site visitors, who haven't updated their bookmarks yet, to your new domain.

Open your Web page in Notepad.

Place the following code in between the <head> tags: <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="2; url="> Replace the number "2" with the number of seconds before a site visitor gets redirected and "" with your new site URL.

Save your page and upload it to your site.


  • check Change the seconds to "0" to automatically redirect site visitors without loading the content of the old page.

About the Author

Cristina Puno started writing in 2007 as a freelance web content manager and technical writer. She writes regularly for several online publications, including her own music website, The Indie Music Database. Puno holds a Master of Science in information management from Ateneo de Manila University.

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