There are several ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have created a website through some on-line service which supplies 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're going to achieve by doing 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 very important to 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 functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux website hosting, will enable you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting 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 of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record with ease. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not take you more than three mouse clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.