There are several ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have set up a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential 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 pointing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud web hosting plan, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in the CP about how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.