There are numerous ways to redirect a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've created a site through some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our Linux cloud web hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you build a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create an Internet site using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than three clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.