There are many ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've set up a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux web hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes 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 only a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a number of opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a website using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you have to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.