If you have Media Temple web hosting with the GS or Grid Service this is a really quick and easy way to setup a 301 redirect to divert all traffic from one domain to another

Step 1

After logging in go to the Account Center select Overview -> Admin

Step 2

Select File Manager

Step 3

Select Domains

Step 4

Select the domain name you want to divert the traffic AWAY from

Step 5

Select the HTML folder

Step 6

Select the .htaccess file or upload a copy of one if there isn’t one there

Step 7

Add the code below to the .htaccess file  substituting ‘yourmainwebsite.com’ for you want to divert the website to.

 

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.yourmainwebsite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Click save changes and you’re done.

This diverts all traffic to the other site. There is a great tutorial about 301 redirect codes you can use with .htaccess giles here:

http://knowledge.freshpromo.ca/seo-tools/301-redirect.php

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