There are lots of ways to direct a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few basic steps. There is also 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 create a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, plus much more.