There are various ways to redirect a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have created a site using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the 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 address may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working 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 Web Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux web hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated 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 just a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many options - if you build 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 wish to create an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. 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 could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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 handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section devoted 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 choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.