How to...Setup a 301/302 redirect using Enjin's DNS panel

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301/302 redirects
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What is it?

Enjin's DNS panel allows you to setup some extremely useful and powerful redirect features. Whether you're moving location permanently, or just temporarily, Enjin has you covered with all the options you need to keep the search enjines and your users happy.

Difference between 301 and 302 redirect?

A 301 redirect indicates that a page has moved permanently to a new location.

A 302 redirect indicates that a move is just temporary.

Search engines need to figure out whether to keep the old page, or replace it with the one found at the new location. If the wrong type of redirect has been set up, search engines may become confused, resulting in a loss of traffic.

To keep search engines happy, and if you have moved permanently, it is advised to use a 301 redirect.

DNS Panel Feature Overview

  • Full featured domain control panel
  • The fatest dedicated DNS network World-Wide
  • IP ANYCAST+
  • 5th generation network
  • Set subdomain records, MX, redirects and SRV records
  • All DNS changes propagated globally in an instant
  • DNS defense (Protected from DDOS/Attacks)
  • 99.9999% Uptime. Redundant, no single point of failure.


What does it look like?

Back end -

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How do I set it up?

Setting up your 301 or 302 redirect is fairly straight forward, you just need to head over to your Enjin DNS panel.

Towards the bottom, you'll see a section for URL Redirect Settings. From here you can fill in the required information, and select the type of redirect you want.

You will need to specific the following -

  • Hostname

The subdomain to redirect. Example: 'www' this will redirect to www.example.com to the destination url. If you wanted to use 'Forums', this would redirect to forums.example.com to the destination url.

Leaving hostname blank will default to your base domain.

  • URL

Destination URL to send request to - Example: http://www.example.com


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  • Redirect Type

301 will be a permanent redirect.
302 will be a temporary redirect.

  • Hardlink

When checked, this will redirect to the exact URL.

Example: http://www.example.com/

When unchecked, this will retain any path entered after the URL.

Example: http://www.example.com/forums/images/picture.jpg

  • TTL

We recommend keeping this at the default value of 1800.

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The 3 T's

Tips and Tricks

- Use 301 for a permanent redirects and 302 for temporary.

- Leave the "Hostname" field blank to default to your base domain.

- Use the "Hardlink" option if you want to redirect to a non exact url. For example, if you want to redirect to a custom image or video.

Troubleshooting

- Make sure you include http: in the URL field of the redirect settings.

What do you think?

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