If you do not wish to use the .htaccess file to redirect your visitors, use another option – a PHP or an HTML file which will perform the actual redirection. Below are examples for both programming languages:
- For PHP, create a file (e.g. index.php) in the document root folder of your domain and add the following lines in it:
<?php header( 'location: http://www.yoursite.com/redirect_location' ) ; ?>
- For HTML, create a file (e.g. index.html) with the following content:
Here you have the option to delay the redirect by increasing the CONTENT variable. For example, CONTENT=5 will delay the redirect for 5 seconds.
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=http://www.yoursite.com/redirect_location">