Some of you may be aware of the scenario of changing some URLs on your site and then you end up flooded by 404 errors and losing visitors and money. It’s one of the most common problems where the power of Redirects comes into rescue!
There are two ways to setup redirects in Pressidium, both of which, along with the accompanied technical details are explained below.
PHP based redirects
In case you want to redirect one WordPress post/page to another, you can simply choose a Plugin that does this job without any more hassle from your end.
Suggested redirect plugins are:
In general, for 404 error monitoring, we would suggest you to log into your Google Webmaster Tools account and check the crawl section. In the Crawl Errors page, Google highlights any page that Google is unable to index.
Server-Side based redirects
Server-side based redirects are not the easiest thing to do, especially for the amateur site owner, but surely are the most powerful. With server-side redirects you can do any kind of redirect you can imagine of, static or not, using regular expressions for matching, doing custom HTTP code redirects and anything in between.
Here in Pressidium, we maintain a special backend layer of Apache servers for housing your redirect needs. That means that you can harness the power of .htaccess for your rewrites/redirects as you would use on any other host.