I run a Bed and Breakfast out of my home and I've used my Shaw webspace for a website for our bed and breakfast for many years.
I've now decided to switch to a different host and get my own domain name. My new site is hosted at
I would like to be able to set up permanent redirect from my old webspace to my new website. This is especially important because I don't want to lose my Google Search ranking. I have a legacy hosting account so I am able to FTP into it. I was hoping I could set it up with an .htaccess file. Here is the current file I was trying to use, as an example. I just tried to redirect one of my old pages to the new page.
Redirect 301 /autorefer.html http://www.calgarybedandbreakfast.com/reservations/
It doesn't work however. When I try testing the redirect for this page, I get back HTTP 200, not the 301 that I want.
$ curl --head -L http://members.shaw.ca/bonaventure/autorefer.html
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:44:10 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.25 (Unix) mod_ldap_userdir/1.1.19
Last-Modified: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 01:25:43 GMT
Does anyone know if the legacy Shaw webspace supports 301 redirects?
I know Shaw says they don't support .htaccess tech support, but I'd be happy to pay for tech support for a solution, or pay for Shaw Business Hosting or something along those lines if I was able to get this. It's very important for us to not lose our Google search ranking, and 301 redirects are the best way to accomplish that.
Can anyone recommend a different redirect approach that would work with Shaw webspace?
Thanks very much!