There are numerous ways to point a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have developed a site 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux shared web hosting packages is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of possibilities - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers 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 website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line 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 visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.