Webmasters need to set up redirections to prevent broken links
When only a limited number of pages need to be redirected and an exact mapping of the old address to the new one is necessary, the redirection should be handled at the level of the individual page.
In this case, the page (or pages) at the old address is replaced by a new page (or pages) which contains a link to the desired page at its new location. This new page also contains a standard message indicating "The File you accessed does not exist anymore".
Site relocation is the act of moving a whole website from one place to another, in other words: the base address of the website is changed. In general, such a move goes together with a complete overhaul of the website, so that most of the pages are changed or at least change name. In this case, it is impossible to map individual old pages to their corresponding new equivalents and a general redirection will be implemented at the level of the server. Access to any pages at or below the old address of the home page of the website in question is automatically redirected to the home page of the new website.
Handled by the Content Management System (Drupal) at a page level and within the same instance, either automatically when a page is updated or after being set manually by an editor.
Service provided by DG Informatics to redirect users from pages which do not exist. Does not work with dynamic pages.
Implemented by inserting the following html in your page:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://xxx.xx/xxx/xxx">
Where '5' indicates the number of seconds before redirection occurs, and the url is the target to which the user should be redirected.
This type of redirect should not be abused. If you have multiple pages to redirect, consider a server-side redirection (see also How to Request a Redirection)
In this case the redirection is handled by the application code.
It is not possible to set up within Europa a redirection from an external site to Europa. If a website, developed and hosted outside the institutions, cannot, for whatever reason, be maintained any longer, redirection will have to be set up on the external server.
When requesting a redirection to relocate an entire website, please send an email to Comm Europa Management with the following information
When requesting a redirection to relocate an entire website, please contact your IRM:
• Ask to create a Redirection via a JASSPR ticket.
• Provide the old address to which requests are received.
• Provide the new address to which these requests are to be forwarded.
If you require further assistance, please contact:
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