Server-side redirection

A server-side redirection is a means of navigating from one URL to another, conducted by the web server (i.e. on the server-side). Compare with client-side redirection.

How they work

A server-side redirection is accomplished by sending a HTTP header, like so:

301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://www.example.com/

The HTTP status code can vary. Most commonly used are:

  • 301 Moved Permanently
  • 302 Found
  • 303 See Other

In Sitebeam

Sitebeam automatically handles server-side redirections while the site is being spidered. Server-side redirections do not count as pages.

In contrast, Sitebeam tests for the use of client-side redirections via the Redirections test.

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