There are several 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 name and you have developed a site through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site 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 name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud web hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP 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 inside your account in just a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case 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 point it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not take you more than three mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to pick 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 see a short video within the CP regarding 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.