Domain Redirect <==> "301 Redirect"?


#1

On Dreamhost’s “Manage Domains” page about midway down is the option to redirect the domain to another domain name.

“Redirect this domain to another site, changing the browser’s address in the process.”

I would like to use this feature, but I’d like to confirm that this is equivalent to a search-engine friendly “301 Redirect” as described here:

http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-redirect-a-webpage.php

Can someone confirm that this is a “301 Redirect”, and if not, what is the return code?

Thanks.


#2

Yes, it’s a 301 redirect. The server configuration we generate for redirected domains looks like:

Redirect permanent / http://example.com/

#3

Hi Andrew F:

Thanks for your prompt reply. Using Dreamhost’s redirect saves me the inconvenience of maintaining a different version of .htaccess on the redirected site as I prefer to keep all files identical between servers with the same material (e.g. dev, test, and prod).

I asked my question here because I could not find this information elsewhere. You might consider adding it to the Wiki on this topic.