There are lots of ways to point a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name 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 points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record using our shared hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes 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 inside your account in a couple of easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of opportunities - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up an Internet site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if 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 forward it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to 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 will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.