There are numerous ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have set up a website using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve in this way 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 company. It is essential 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 directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our cloud hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few simple steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a website by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an online 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 direct it to the main domain, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated plan that we offer, is very simple to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.