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I have two domains, I want one domain to redirect all URLs to another domain. How do I do it in the Namecheap control panel?.

Does setting up redirect in domain control panel means users can visit the new domain directly without going onto the server? I can set up .htaccess redirect in the server that hosts the old domain, but I don't want users to visit the old server then, get redirected to new server.

I have set URL Redirect with host as @ and value as ww1.newdomain.com , and URL Redirect with host as * and value as ww1.newdomain.com . Will the user be redirected when accessing olddomain.com/products/ , to ww1.newdomain.com/products/ ??

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  • Is your concern of not visiting your server one of cost? Do you want to remove that hosting? Or is there some other reason that you don't want to use .htaccess from your hosting account. May 5, 2023 at 9:29
  • I don't want to have load on that server, and I read that using domain control panel to redirect domains can make google reindex that newly moved site faster. May 5, 2023 at 9:35
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    Redirects typically put very little load on a server. Using your own server with .htaccess would allow you to redirect HTTPS requests whereas Namecheaps domain panel redirects are very unlikely to get a security certificate for the redirected domain. If you had a site on your old domain that used HTTPS, you are going to need a redirect that supports HTTPS. May 5, 2023 at 9:55
  • As long as the domain is redirected properly, Google isn't going to know how the redirects are implemented. The site will get moved over just as quickly either way. If Google indexed your old domain with HTTPS, you absolutely need to be able to maintain a security certificate for the old domain and redirect HTTPS URLs from it for SEO. May 5, 2023 at 9:58
  • Still., I would be happy if I set the URL redirects in the domain control panel. Thank you for the help. May 5, 2023 at 10:38

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