Domain redirect = 301 Permanent Redirect?

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#1

Hello:

I was wondering, if I use Dreamhost’s redirect function, how does it accomplish this? Is it the same as doing a 301 Permanent Redirect via my .htaccess file?

I want to redirect a domain, but I don’t want to lose my traffic. Let me know what you know.

Thanks,

-royc.


#2

I think they are the same. What does the DH support say?

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#3

Thanks.

I haven’t been able to find anything from DH Support that addresses my question.


#4

It is almost the same. Using DreamHost’s panel the 301 redirect comes from changing httpd.conf. Your access logs show 301 redirects.


#5

According to Dreamhost support (whom I finally contacted and from whom I got a prompt response), redirecting a domain through the Dreamhost Panel is accomplished via a 301 redirect: “Yes, our ‘dreamhost redirect’ just gives your domain a simple 301, just like a .htaccess would do.”

I’m moving a ten-year-old domain name to a new domain, and I just wanted to make sure I kept my SE placement and all of those legacy links.

Thanks for the responses.

Peace,

-royc.


#6

Thanks for the follow up.

Now we know that control panel just automatically create the htaccess for us.

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#7

The panel does not create an htaccess for this. It works the same, but uses a different file.


#8

[quote=“royc, post:5, topic:46074”]
According to Dreamhost support : “Yes, our ‘dreamhost redirect’ just gives your domain a simple 301, just like a .htaccess would do.”[/quote]

This sounds good. But, how does one go about creating specifc 301 redirects that correspond to individual page of the old and new sites?

thanks!

~ Rick