Well I think this topic is pretty interesting: how to create domain / web redirection using VestaCP. The solution is basically simple which I think if you are familiar enough with LAMP (or say Apache), but it is pretty confusing for some newbies. So here it is a short / quick Vesta Control Panel tutorial dedicated for newbie.

Unlike WHM/cPanel that provides certain menu to create Domain Redirection so a user will understand what is it and how to use it, VestaCP doesn’t have that feature so users will have to make use of and create Apache .htaccess Redirection manually.

This is in WHM/cPanel


And do this in VestaCP

Step 1 – Install VestaCP on your server. Follow step 1 till 4 (Stage 1) of this tutorial to get it done.

Step 2 – Now login to VestaCP dashboard and add new website. Click on WEB menu then click Add Web Domain.


Step 3 – Type in the domain name you want to forward / redirect then click the green Add button.


once done you’ll see this message:


In this example I will redirect servermomtest.com to servermomtest.org

Step 4 – Now launch Putty or Terminal up and login to your server via SSH as root or as user with sudo privilege (or as admin if you configured admin to have SSH access)


Step 5 – Now go to web directory of your newly added website/domain which it should be at this location:

cd /home/user/web/domain.tld/public_html

In my situation it is:

cd /home/admin/web/servermomtest.com/public_html

replace user and domain.tld with your own. Example:


Step 6 – Create new .htaccess file (or edit it if it’s created already):

nano .htaccess

Step 7 – Now put these lines in there:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://example.org/$1 [L,R=301,NC]

the htaccess redirection above does 301 redirect from example and www.example.com to http://example.org and so that old links to example.com carry over. Just replace example.com and example.net above with your own.


Now save changes and exit the editor. In Nano it is Control+O then Control+X.

That’s it. Now everytime anyone opens example.com or www.example.com will be forwarded to example.com. And so if anyone opens example.com/any-link or www.example.com/any-link will be redirected to example.org/any-link. Cool huh?

I really hope that helps.