There are several 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 set up a website using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects 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 company. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot 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 often additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud hosting packages is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features 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 within your account in a couple of simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various options - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails 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 redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line 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 redirect it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it takes just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.