There are various ways to direct a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've created 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot 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 in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud website hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, for instance, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. 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 may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, plus much more.