There are many ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a website using some online 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're going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the 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 pointing 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 necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our cloud web hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of basic steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create an Internet site by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward 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 can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.