There are various ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've developed a site using 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'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to 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 company and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux cloud hosting is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few basic steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of options - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want 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 online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will require no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.