There are several ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've developed a site using some on-line service that provides 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're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to 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 pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared web hosting plans is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many options - if you set up a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record with ease. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up 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 inside the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.