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Aliases vs. Redirects

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Aliases vs. Redirects

They both work in the same way, to take your visitors to another website page. The two functions do have some overlap.


Aliases 

Alias URLs (unlike redirects) do not change in a web browser. This means that when visitors type in the alias URL (hostica.org), their browser will load the original content on hostica.com, but their URL window will still say "hostica.org". 

A downside to aliases: when you use an alias, your website traffic numbers will be split (some visitors will use the alias URL and others will use the original domain URL). This is not as good for SEO and website stats (the better option is a redirect). 


Redirects

A redirect allows you to make one domain redirect to another domain, either for a website or a specific web page. 

Redirect URLs (unlike alias) do change in a web browser. This means that when visitors type in the redirecting URL (hostica.org), their browser will load the original content on hostica.com, and their URL window will say "hostica.com". 



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