There are lots of ways to redirect a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've created a website using some on-line 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 points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our shared web hosting plans is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a number of options - if you set up a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up an Internet site using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based 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 redirect it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.