301 Redirect is an HTTP status code of a redirected page. It is a web server function which manages the complete or permanent redirection of a page. It tells the users and search engines that the original page is no longer available and all the information is shifted to a new page.
Thus, 301 redirect helps a website to redirect its users and search engines to its latest version from its old or original URL. So, it is a process of forwarding one URL to a different URL.
301 redirects can be used in the following circumstances:
How to do a 301 redirect: You can do 301 redirect in many ways, however, the most common method is to edit your site's .htaccess file.