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. When you own a domain and you have created a site through some on-line service which provides 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 by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address 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 company.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux shared web hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of easy steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of opportunities - 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 want to create an Internet site by using 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, 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 direct it to the main domain, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.