There are many ways to direct a domain name 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've developed a site using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our cloud service is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a website through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. 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 name, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server that we provide, is very easy to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it will propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.