There are many ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud web hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of easy steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create an Internet site through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. 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 could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than 3 clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the CP on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.