There are numerous ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a website through some online 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 are going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to 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 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 necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux web hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for assistance.