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301 redirect website

When a webmaster needs to move from one domain to another he or she needs to employ what is technically know as a 301 server redirect.

Most people are familiar with an error 404.  This is a "Page Not Found" error code that is understood by your browser.
There are many errors in the 400-499 range, and they all mean something (kinda expected) went wrong on the client you were connecting with.  There are many others but seen less often; for example, error 401 is "unauthorised" - maybe your username and password sent was incorrect.

You can see all the well-known error codes on this site: http://www.restapitutorial.com/httpstatuscodes.html
Status codes in the 300-399 are "redirection" codes; not errors.  They instruct the viewer (either a robot like Google's indexer, or a normal person using a browser) that they should in future not bother loading the original page, but go directly to the new page.

Why might you want to redirect visitors to a new page?

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