HTTP is a widespread data transfer protocol, initially intended for the transfer of documents that contain links, allowing you to organize the transition to other documents.
The primary task of the HTTP protocol is the exchange of data between a user application accessing web resources (usually a web browser) and a web server. The World Wide Web operates thanks to the HTTP protocol.
Today, on the Short.cm blog, we’ll take a closer look at the basic 3xx status codes you manage on Short.cm.
3xx is a class of status codes that indicates further action that may be required to get to the destination URL (redirection). These server responses state what further actions are needed to complete the request. For example, it may request another address. This server response class is an indicator of further steps to be taken by the user agent to close the request. Users can either take action or send different requests to the server.
HTTP Status on Short.cm
On Short.cm, you can manage HTTP rules by yourself. Choose a rule for redirection according to your needs. Here are the four options to select from:
301 Permanent — for pages moved permanently. Useful when you migrate from the old website to a new location. The search engines will update the index, and the page will be permanently moved to the new URL.
302 Standard — the default behavior. Users will be redirected to a new location without cache. Search engines will follow the original URL.
307 Standard — for forms submission. Useful to track form submissions. The browser will visit a short URL first and then actually submit the form.
308 Permanent — for forms submission with a permanent redirect. Useful for form submissions with HTTP POST/PUT redirect. All POST data, which was sent to the short URL, will be submitted to the destination URL.
How to set up an HTTP status:
Go to your Short.cm account.
Shorten a link or click a pencil icon of the already created URL.
- Open the HTTP status tab.
- Choose a rule for redirection.
After you set up the rule, check the HTTP status by using the special service.
The article is about:
- Manage HTTP status on Short.cm by yourself.
- Specify HTTP rules for your short links.
- HTTP rules for redirect: what do they mean?