Difference between Response.Redirect and Server.Transfer

Difference between Response.Redirect and Server.Transfer

Response.Redirect

  • Response.Redirect() will send you to a new page, update the address bar and add it to the Browser History. On your browser you can click back.
  • It redirects the request to some plain HTML pages on our server or to some other web server.
  • It causes additional roundtrips to the server on each request.
  • It doesn’t preserve Query String and Form Variables from the original request.
  • It enables to see the new redirected URL where it is redirected in the browser (and be able to bookmark it if it’s necessary).
  • Response. Redirect simply sends a message down to the (HTTP 302) browser.

Server.Transfer

  • Server.Transfer() does not change the address bar, we cannot hit back.One should use Server.Transfer() when he/she doesn’t want the user to see where he is going. Sometime on a "loading" type page.
  • It transfers current page request to another .aspx page on the same server.
  • It preserves server resources and avoids the unnecessary roundtrips to the server.
  • It preserves Query String and Form Variables (optionally).
  • It doesn’t show the real URL where it redirects the request in the users Web Browser.
  • Server.Transfer happens without the browser knowing anything, the browser request a page, but the server returns the content of another.
Difference between Response.Redirect and Server.Transfer Difference between Response.Redirect and Server.Transfer Reviewed by Bhaumik Patel on 8:31 PM Rating: 5