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. If you own a domain and you have developed a site through some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our cloud hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a variety of possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name 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 are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your customers are going to 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, will permit you to set up a CNAME record with ease. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain within 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 three clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.