There are many ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our hosting plans is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various options - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.