There are numerous ways to point a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've set up a website using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects 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 Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with another 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 Cloud Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our cloud hosting 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 inside your account in a couple of basic steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site by using a different company that 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 a web-based 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 direct it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is quite easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it'll propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you need 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 located within that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.