There are many 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 site through 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 will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet 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 functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be needed with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our shared web hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of basic steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website through a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every semi-dedicated server that we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a few hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you should do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.