How to do a HTTP redirect using HTML

To do a HTTP redirect using HTML you can simply use the following meta tag.

Sample HTML

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=" />

the 0; is the Time in seconds before the page will be redirected.


Since there is always a chance that a redirect on a specific device does not work e.g. when javascript is turned off or so, it is in most cases the best way to do a server side redirect using status code 301 Moved Permanently. You shoul’d also place a text with a link to the redirect on the page like “if you are not redirected please follow this link”.

for more informations see Using meta refresh to create an instant client-side redirect, HTTP 301

How to do a HTTP redirect using Javascript or jQuery

To do a HTTP redirect using Javascript or jQuery you can use the window.location.href or the window.location.replace property.

Sample Javascript href


Sample Javascript replace

window.location.href = "";

difference of these two

you should use replace if you want to create a http redirect and href if you want to simulate a click.


You can also do this in jQuery but i personally prefer the methods shown above because there is no need to use jQuery for a http redirect.

Sample jQuery

var newUrl = "";    

for more information see W3Schools: Location href Property, Location replace() Method