There are various ways to direct a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've created a site through some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud website hosting plans is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of basic steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many options - 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 set up a website using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. 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 are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, 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 only have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.