There are lots of ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've developed a site through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud website hosting, will enable you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, pick 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 extremely intuitive to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and a lot more.