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. In case you own a domain and you have created a site through some on-line service which supplies 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 will 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 website 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 can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our Linux shared website hosting service is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, 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 will find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. 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'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record with ease. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the CP concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.