There are many ways to point a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have developed a site using 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'll achieve as a result 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 important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our cloud hosting is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few easy 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 options - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a site through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you will not have any issues. 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 hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and much more.