Meaning – The term redirect, refers to the process of defining or using a logical device name as a reference to another device or file that may be local or remote.

A URL redirect is a web server function that sends a user from one URL to another. Redirects commonly take the form of an automated redirect that uses one of a series of status codes defined within the HTTP protocol.

There are several types of redirects available to Web developers, including manual redirects, HTTP 3xx series status codes, server-side scripts, JavaScript, frame redirects, and metatag refreshes.

Example of usage“Redirects can also be used for nefarious activities such as phishing or other attempts to cause problems for users and their computers. Redirects have also been used to subvert the results of search engine queries, but most search engines are now able to detect such attempts.”