There are many ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a site using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux shared website hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has 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 only a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line 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 name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.