There are several ways to point a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service which 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 will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux website hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section devoted 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 a couple of easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the employees can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a website by using a different provider which 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 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 direct it to the main domain address, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

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