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

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux cloud website hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features 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 in your account in just a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will require just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.