View Full Version : How to redirect my Index.htm to another server?

Terry Cadd
07-02-2007, 10:18 PM
Iím in the process of changing internet providers. I would like to test redirecting my existing index.htm to my new website index.htm. Is this possible, and can someone show me what I need to put in a temp index.htm to make it work?

07-02-2007, 10:33 PM
You could use a meta refresh:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://www.mynewsite.com" />

(Put that in you head, and it will redirect users after 5 seconds)


07-02-2007, 10:35 PM
hi, i've just found this

<META http-equiv="refresh" content="1; URL=http://www.yournewpage.com/index.html">

or edit the htaccess directly

hey, i'm a little late!

Terry Cadd
07-02-2007, 10:40 PM
Thank you both for quick reply.

07-02-2007, 11:41 PM
Meta refresh is not the proper way to redirect a user as it relies on the browser to support it. Some browsers allow you to disable this feature. I recommend you use a .htaccess file if your host supports it.

Redirect /Index.htm http://www.otherserver.com

07-03-2007, 04:12 AM
You could also combine the meta refresh method with a page telling the user you've moved and they will be redirected, but if they aren't, "click here"

if you don't have .htaccess or don't want to mess with it