There are many ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When 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 creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to 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 website from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, 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 sometimes additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux shared website hosting packages is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed 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 only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a variety of possibilities - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a site through 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, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward 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

You're going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create 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 innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.