There are lots of ways to direct a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have set up a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is important 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 another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our hosting service is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP 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 inside your account in a couple of basic steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various options - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it takes just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.