Redirecting a page; what type to use

SiteSpect offers multiple types of redirects

Redirect Type Title Description
Origin URL Rewrite Allows a redirect to a new URL without changing the URL the user sees in the browser's address bar
301 Issues an HTTP response status code 301 (Moved Permanently) and the redirected URL shows in the browser's address bar
302 Issues an HTTP response status code 302 (Moved Temporarily) and the redirected URL shows in the browser's address bar
Response URL Rewrite (aka Internal) Allows a redirect to a new URL without changing the URL the user sees in the browser's address bar
301 Issues an HTTP response status code 301 (Moved Permanently) and the redirected URL shows in the browser's address bar
302 Issues an HTTP response status code 302 (Moved Temporarily) and the redirected URL shows in the browser's address bar

 

Origin Redirect: SiteSpect redirects on the request, before the request reaches the origin server. Use this type of redirect when your triggers do not require using a page source trigger. This type of redirect is the most performant. (Found in the menu under Origin)

Response Redirect: SiteSpect redirects on the response, after the origin server returns the page but before the page reaches the end user. Use this type of redirect when your triggers do require using a page source trigger. This type of redirect is less performant than an origin redirect but generally still a perceptibly fast option. (Found in the menu under Redirect)