There are several ways to direct a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've created a website through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points 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 web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to 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 company and working 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 company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our cloud website hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP 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 in your account in just a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various options - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a website through a different company 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 can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, 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 set up a CNAME record, it takes no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.