How to add 301 (Permanent) and 302 (Temporary) redirects
This guide explains how to manage 301 (Permanent) and 302 (Temporary/Found) redirects in cPanel.
You may need to add redirects if you change your websites address, or the names of pages or posts. This can be a great way to ensure you retain any ranking those pages have with search engines.
Whilst you can set up redirects in cPanel - if you are using a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress you might find it easier to use a Redirection plugin.
- Open the Redirects control panel - cPanel > Domains > Redirects.
- Type: Select Permanent (301) or Temporary (302). If the redirection is permanent select 301 - if it is temporary select 302.
Select the domain being redirected from the drop-down list. The title above this field - https://(www)? - will change based on the option you select further down under www. redirection.To redirect a specific file, path or regular expression enter it in the / field.
Redirects to: enter the URL to redirect to including the protocol e.g. http:// https:// or ftp://
Wild Card Redirect: this will redirect all files after the domain to their exact match at the new domain. Selecting this will disable selection of www. redirection option.
- Click Add to create the redirection.
If your redirection doesn't work as expected, then read: